David Evans ARCA RSA RSW

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About the artist - David Evans ARCA RSA RSW

David Pugh Evans ARCA RSA RSW (b.1942) is a Welsh born artist who lives and paints in Edinburgh. He produces hyperrealist paintings of seemingly mundane interior views, still lifes, building facades and street scenes.

David Pugh Evans was born in South Wales in 1942 and studied at Newport College of Art from 1959 to 1962 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1962 to 1965. He moved to Scotland and became lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art in 1965 until his retirement in 1998. He has traveled and studied extensively throughout the United States of America; his earlier paintings of sidewalk views, interchanges and exterior neon and directional signage a nod to the work of super-realists such as Richard Estes.  Since his first exhibition in Edinburgh in 1966, Evans has exhibited regularly in Scotland and London. A large retrospective of his work was held at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh in 1982.

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