Evans, Walker


Evans, Walker
(1903-1975)
   Famous photographer Walker Evans was born to a wealthy family in St. Louis, Missouri, and educated in private schools and at Williams College. He lived for a time in Paris, where he developed an interest in photography. Evans’s first photographs were published in 1930, and in 1935 he joined the Farm Security Administration, where he worked until 1938. In 1935, he took leave to visit Alabama with James Agee, producing the study of sharecropping families that was published as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). The Museum of Modern Art held an exhibition of Evans’s work in 1938, the first time an exhibition had been devoted to a single photographer. In 1943, Evans became a contributing editor at Time magazine, and in 1945 he moved to Fortune magazine, where he remained as an editor until 1965 when he took up the position of professor of graphic design at the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
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  • Evans,Walker — Evans, Walker. 1903 1975. American photographer noted for his studies of architecture and for his images of the rural South during the 1930s. * * * …   Universalium

  • Evans, Walker — born Nov. 3, 1903, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died April 10, 1975, New Haven, Conn. U.S. photographer. He was influenced early by the photographs of Eugène Atget. In 1934 his images of New England architecture were exhibited in the first one man… …   Universalium

  • Evans, Walker — (3 nov. 1903, St. Louis, Mo., EE.UU.–10 abr. 1975, New Haven, Conn.). Fotógrafo estadounidense. Recibió tempranamente la influencia de las fotografías de Eugène Atget. En 1934, sus imágenes de la arquitectura de Nueva Inglaterra se exhibieron en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Walker Evans — en 1937. Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • EVANS (W.) — EVANS WALKER (1903 1975) L’œuvre photographique de Walker Evans occupe une position marginale par rapport aux tendances artistiques en vigueur dans les années 1920 1930. En rupture avec le formalisme d’Alfred Stieglitz, l’esthétisme de Paul… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Walker Evans — [Walker Evans] (1903–75) a US photographer. His best known photographs were of poor people in the southern states during the ↑Great Depression. These were published in American Photographs (1938) and Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Evans — Evans, Arthur John Evans, Herbert * * * (as used in expressions) Mary Ann Evans Marian Evans Evans, Bill William John Evans Evans, Dame Edith (Mary) Evans, Frederick H(enry) Evans, George Henry Evans, Maurice (Herbert) Evans, Oliver Evans, Sir… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Walker — Walker, Francis Amasa Walker, William * * * (as used in expressions) Bush, George (Herbert Walker) Bush, George W(alker) Evans, Walker Percy, Walker Walker Smith, Jr. Walker, Alice (Malsenior) Walker, Copa Walker, David Walker, James J(ohn) Jimmy …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Walker Evans — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Evans. Walker Evans en 1937. Walker Evans (1903 1975) est un photographe américain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Walker Evans (racer) — for the photographer, see Walker Evans Infobox NASCAR driver Name = Walker Evans Birthdate = birth date and age|1938|12|3 Birthplace = flagicon|USA Cedar Lake, Michigan Previous Year = 1996 Best Truck Position = 14th 1995 (Craftsman Truck Series) …   Wikipedia

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