Evans, Rudulph, 1878-1960

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  • 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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Underwood, Wilbur, 1876-1935. Wilbur Underwood papers, 1895-1969 (bulk 1895-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cox-McCormack, Nancy, 1885-1967. Nancy Cox-McCormack papers, 1911-1965. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Wilbur Underwood Papers, 1895-1969, (bulk 1895-1935) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Rudulph Evans Papers, 1862-2001, (bulk 1925-1960) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf A. Contini & Son. A. Contini & Son records, 1916-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith A. Contini & Son. corporateBody
associatedWith Cox-McCormack, Nancy, 1885-1967. person
correspondedWith Evans, Frank P. (Frank Paxton), 1880-1917 person
correspondedWith Evans, Lester L. (Lester Lawrence), 1886-1923 person
associatedWith Evans, Thomas Wiltberger, 1823-1897 person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 person
correspondedWith Underwood, Wilbur, 1876-1935. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Creative thinking
Monuments--Washington (D.C.)
Sculpture--Washington (D.C.)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)


Birth 1878

Death 1960-01-16


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