Lot 124
Minnie Evans (NC, 1892-1987), Untitled
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Collage with oil, crayon and pencil on paper mounted to thin card, signed at lower right, appears to be dated twice - 1940 and 1977, framed under glass.

Image 12 x 9 in.; Sheet 14 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.; Frame dimensions 17 x 14 in.

From the Estate of the late Mrs. Ann Lamb Davis, Greensboro, North Carolina
Ann Lamb Davis was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 5, 1911. She received her bachelors degree from North Carolina A&T State University and masters degree from Columbia University. She completed further studies in Paris, France at the École Guerre-Lavigne and the Alliance Française Paris.

Mrs. Davis returned to the United States and settled in Greensboro, North Carolina. She retired as head of the department of clothing, textiles and related arts at North Carolina A&T University. She was an author and fashionable trailblazer, ranked among the Top 10 Best Dressed Women by Ebony Magazine in 1962.

Mrs. Davis was very socially active and instrumental in the development of Greensboro as an educational and socially progressive city in the southeast.

Minnie Evans was the longtime gatekeeper at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. A self-taught artist, her painting are in numerous prominent collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and many more.

Some fading to colors; old varnish with some discoloration; not examined out of the frame.

$1,000 - 3,000