Evans, Walker, 1903-1975

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Walker Evans (1903-1975) was a photographer.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595155

Photographer and professor at Yale; best known for documenting the people and conditions of the southern United States during the Great Depression.

From the description of Walker Evans photographs, 1935-1936. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 55636072

Photographer; b. 1903; d. 1975.

From the description of Walker Evans interviews, 1971 Oct. 13-1971 Dec. 23 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79005527

Epithet: photographer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x000252

Evans, Walker. American Photographer. Born: St. Louis, Missouri, November 3, 1903. Education: Loomis School, Windsor, Connecticut, until 1922; Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1922; Williams College, Williams-town, Massachusetts, 1922-23; Sorbonne, Paris, 1926-27; mainly self-taught in photography. Family: Married and divorced twice. Career: Worked in the Public Library, New York City, 1923-25; freelance photographer, New York, from 1928; Staff Photographer, under Roy Stryker, Farm Security Administration (FSA), mainly in the southern United States, 1935-37; Associate Editor and Photographer, Fortune magazine, New York, 1945-65; retired from professional photography, 1965. Professor of Graphic Arts, 1964-74, and Emeritus Professor, 1974-75, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Artist-in-Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1972. Recipient: Guggenheim Fellowship, 1940, 1941, 1959; Carnegie Corporation Award, New York, 1962; Mark Rothko Foundation Grant, New York, 1973. D. Litt.: Williams College, 1968. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1968; Member, National Institute of Arts and Letters, Washington, D.C., 1973. Died: (in New Haven, Connecticut) April 10, 1975. Since his 1971 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Evans has been generally acknowledged as America's finest documentary photographer and the artist who more than any other created the image Americans have of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

From the description of Walker Evans : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 700509149

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referencedIn Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum 20th-century history of photography collection, 1900-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Crane, Arnold H. Arnold Crane interviews of photographers, [ca. 1968-1971]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Heiting, Manfred. Manfred Heiting papers, 1965-2008. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
referencedIn Crane, Arnold H. Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers," 1968-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Vol. XVII. (ff.) Elwin-Fielding.James Stern, writer: Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Fielding, writer and translator: Letters to James Stern from Lieut.-Col. Alexander Fielding: 1955-1978.James Stern, writer: Daphne Fielding, writer: Letters to James ... British Library
referencedIn Records of Brown Brothers Harriman, 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk, 1820-1968) @ 2010 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Walker Evans interviews, 1971 Oct. 13-1971 Dec. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Eisner, Dorothy. Dorothy Eisner papers, 1925-2008. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988. Jay and Si Lan Chen Leyda papers, 1913-1987 (bulk 1930-1980). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn interview, 1964 Apr. 14 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dorothy Eisner papers, 1923-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Crane, Hart, 1899-1932. Collection, 1920-1932. North Central College, Oesterle Library
referencedIn Lange, Dorothea. Oral history interview with Dorothea Lange, 1964 May 22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lee, Russell, 1903-1986. Russell and Jean Lee interview, 1964 June 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Devany, Edward H. Let us now praise famous men : typescript, [1966]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. African Negro art [picture] : a corpus of photographs by Walker Evans. Haverford College Library
referencedIn James R. Mellow papers, 1940-1999 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990. Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk, 1965-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Walker Evans & Company. 2000- : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ferris, William R. William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003 (names A-G). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Walker Evans photographs, 1935-1936. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn History of photography collection, 1840-1986 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Lange, Dorothea. Dorothea Lange interview, 1964 May 22 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). American photographs by Walker Evans. 1938 : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. [Walker Evans : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. Records of Brown Brothers Harriman, 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk 1820-1968). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990. Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk, 1965-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lee, Russell, 1903-1986. Oral history interview with Russell and Jean Lee, 1964 June 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1964 Apr. 14. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Evans, Walker. [Walker Evans] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Alabama Writers' Project. Photographs, 1901-1941. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Roy Emerson Stryker papers, 1932-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-. Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. Papers, 1930-1990 (inclusive), 1930-1970 (bulk). Amherst College
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975,. Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Picture Collection records, 1896-1999 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Photographs [picture] Haverford College Library
creatorOf Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Roy Emerson Stryker papers [microfilm], 1932-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Javitz, Romana, 1903-1980. Romana Javitz interviews, 1965 Feb. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Records of Brown Brothers Harriman, 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk, 1820-1968) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Walker Evans : Artist File. International Center of Photography
creatorOf New York Public Library. Picture Collection. Picture Collection records, 1896-1999. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Agee, James, 1909-1955. James Agee-David McDowell Papers, 1909-1985. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
referencedIn Lee, Russell, 1903-1986. Oral history interview with Russell and Jean Lee, 1964 June 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991 (bulk 1962-1991). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Franke, William F. Business Men of Birmingham. Samford University Library, University Library; Harwell G. Davis Library
referencedIn Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. Oral history interview with Dorothy C. Miller, 1970 May 26-1971 Sept. 28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evans, Walker : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Agee, James, 1909-1955. Recollections of James Agee : radio program, [197-?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John McDonald papers, 1890-1999, 1945-1997 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Richard W. Rychtarik/Hart Crane Papers, 1923-1935 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Javitz, Romana, 1903-1980,. Oral history interview with Romana Javitz, 1965 Feb. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mellow, James R. James R. Mellow papers, 1940-1999. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. African Negro art : a corpus of photographs by Walker Evans [picture]. Haverford College Library
referencedIn McDonald, John, 1906-. John McDonald papers, 1890-1999 (bulk 1945-1997). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Evans, Walker, 1903-1975. Letter, 1972, Jan. 12, Hanover, N.H., to Molly O'Connor, Hanover. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990 (bulk 1933-1970). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker, 1963-1965 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Agee, James, 1909-1955. James Agee Collection, 1928-1969. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk 1965-1989 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. Oral history interview with Dorothy C. Miller, 1970 May 26-1971 Sept. 28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Agee Collection TXRC98-A10., 1928-1969 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Walker Evans, American photographs. 1989 : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Lange, Dorothea. Dorothea Lange interview, 1964 May 22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Alabama Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. person
associatedWith Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990. person
associatedWith Crane, Arnold H. person
associatedWith Crane, Hart, 1899-1932. person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith Devany, Edward H. person
associatedWith Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Eisner, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Ferris, William R. person
associatedWith Franke, William F. person
associatedWith FSA/OWI Collection (Library of Congress) corporateBody
associatedWith Heiting, Manfred. person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Javitz, Romana, 1903-1980, person
associatedWith Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907- person
associatedWith Lange, Dorothea person
associatedWith Lee, Russell, 1903-1986 person
associatedWith Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988. person
associatedWith McDonald, John, 1906- person
associatedWith Mellow, James R. person
associatedWith Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003 person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Picture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Connor, Molly. person
associatedWith Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Rothstein, Arthur, 1915- person
associatedWith Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. person
associatedWith Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Walker Evans, person
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Alabama--Hale County
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Photographers
Agricultural administration
Documentary photography--Exhibitions
Photographers--Interviews
Photography
Documentary photography
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Birth 1903-11-03

Death 1975-04-10

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