Monday, 17 March 2014 21:51

Evans Webb, You Will be Missed!

Written by Daniel Debevoise,
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I just went to Gallery 800's exhibit " Still Life" which features a collection of works by Evans Webb. What makes this exhibit extremely timely is the fact that Evans lost his fight with cancer on March 2, 2014. Evans Webb, a tireless and dedicated proponent of the Art Directors Guild Local 800, was an extremely talented artist and a man that cared about his fellow union members and a good friend of mine.

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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.

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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.

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Still Life
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
Barbara Dunphy
Bridget Duffy
Catherine Giesecke
Chris Coakley
Denis Olsen
Erik Olson
Evans Webb
Glenn Williams
Greg Benge
Jane Clark
Janet Kusnick
Jeff Skrimstad
Joel Schiller
John Moffitt
Katie Bode
Ken Larson
Kevin Long
Leonard Harman
Lubo Hristov
Mark Fenton
Mark Satterlee
Nancy Le May
Oliver Dear
Pete Graziano
Rhea Rebbe
Rika Nakanishi
Robert Houghtaling
Roberto Rios
Stan Olexiewicz
Sunny Choi

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