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Walker Evans

Walker Evans

Photography

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Saint Louis (St. Louis Indep. City, Missouri, United States)

Biography:
After Walker Evans returned from Paris in 1927, he was alienated from American society. Evans reaction was to turn to photography. In the 1930s, he worked for the FSA making many of his most memorable photographs. However, he had artistic differences of opinion with the organization and left. He went on to make his shoebox series of candid photographs of subway riders in New York and industrial landscapes and interiors. His entire archive was sold to the dealer Harry Lunn. Evans influenced many photographers such as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, and the ‘street’ photographer of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Walker Evans Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Barber Shop, New Orleans, 1936 Gelatin silver 9-5/8 x 7-1/2 inches (24.4 x 19.1 cm
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Barber Shop, New Orleans, 1936 Gelatin silver 9-5/8 x 7-1/2 inches (24.4 x 19.1 cm...
Lot 73133
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$45,000.00
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Interior of Coal Miner's Home with Rocking Chair and Advertisements on Wall, West Vir...
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Interior of Coal Miner's Home with Rocking Chair and Advertisements on Wall, West Virg...
Lot 73134
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$20,000.00
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 Gelatin silver 7-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches (19
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 Gelatin silver 7-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches (19...
Lot 73135
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$18,750.00
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) A Group of Seven Photographs Depicting the South, circa 1930s Gelatin silver, print...
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) A Group of Seven Photographs Depicting the South, circa 1930s Gelatin silver, print... (Total: 7 Items)
Lot 14044
Auction 191850
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
$4,000.00
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) West Virginia Living Room, 1953 Gelatin silver 8 x 9-3/8 inches (20.3 x 23.8 cm)
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) West Virginia Living Room, 1953 Gelatin silver 8 x 9-3/8 inches (20.3 x 23.8 cm) ...
Lot 73129
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$11,250.00

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