Evans, Rudulph, 1878-1960

Alternative names
Birth 1878
Death 1960-01-16

Biographical notes:

Biographical Note

  • 1878, Feb. 1: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1892 - 1894 : Student in sculpture, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 1896: Student in drawing, Art Student’s League, New York, N.Y.
  • 1897: Student in sculpture, Julian Academy, Paris, France; employed in studio of Denys Peuch
  • 1899: Student in sculpture, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France; employed in the studio of Alexandre Fulgur
  • 1900: Opened a studio in Paris, France, and worked in studios of August Rodin and Augustus Saint-Gaudens
  • 1901: Established a studio in Washington, D.C., associated with architect George Oakey Totten
  • 1905: Married Jane Coleman Wood
  • 1906: Created masque of actress Maude Adams
  • 1912: Completed fountain statuary, “Maiden with Swans,” for home of John D. Rockefeller, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
  • 1914: Awarded bronze medal, Paris Salon, Paris, France, for female figure entitled, “The Golden Hour”
  • 1916: Created bronze portrait bust of Charles Rich, Jr.
  • 1920: Awarded Watrous gold medal, National Academy of Design, New York, N.Y. Created bronze portrait bust of Frank A. Vanderlip
  • 1931: Completed statue of Robert E. Lee commissioned for the state capitol, Richmond, Va.
  • 1934: Awarded French Cross of the Legion of Honor Created bronze portrait bust of Owen D. Young
  • 1937: Completed statues of William Jennings Bryan and J. Sterling Morton for the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Created bronze portrait bust of Bernard Baruch
  • 1938: Created bronze portrait bust of Clarence M. Woolley
  • 1943: Dedicated Thomas Jefferson Memorial statue, Washington, D.C.
  • 1960, Jan. 16: Died, Arlington, Va.

From the guide to the Rudulph Evans Papers, 1862-2001, (bulk 1925-1960), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


Loading Relationships


Ark ID:


  • Literature
  • Creative thinking
  • Arts
  • Monuments--Washington (D.C.)
  • Sculpture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Sculpture
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)


  • Artists
  • Sculptors


not available for this record