For those of you that didn't have the good fortune to know Evans, here is a snapshot of his time here:
Evans began his career with the Suzari Marionettes in New York City, creating both sets and characters. He studied painting – portrait, figure, and calligraphy – at the Art Students League. While working as a sign painter and scenic artist for the New York City Opera, he studied art history at the Frick, MOMA, and in the city’s other museums and galleries. He took up frame-making, hand carving, and gold leaf, and opened his own shop. While continuing his theatrical and television work, he had his first professional show at the Washington Irving Gallery.
After relocating to Los Angeles in the 1970s, Evans took up set painting and eventually spent 14 years as a paint boss at Paramount, working on the original sets for Taxi, Cheers, Cosmos and many others.
After returning full time to painting in 1989, he continued to work on special projects such as the restoration of Production Designer Don Roberts’ All in the Family set for display at the Smithsonian Institution, the Los Angeles Opera production of Aida, and the design and painting of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo’s O-Daiko – the largest drum in the western hemisphere. In 2000, his painting Acid Rain was juried into the Artists Guild All California Exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art.
Take the time to see this wonderful exhibit. You won't have another chance.
Gallery 800 located at
Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd. 91601
Exhibit closes March 29
featuring a collection of works
by Evans Webb
Other Artists Exhibiting at Still Life
Amy Lynn Umezu
Nancy Le May