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Philip Evergood

Evergood, Philip, 1901–73, American painter and etcher, b. New York City. His original name was Philip Blashki. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge and studied art in New York City and Paris. Evergood was famed for his murals, including The Story of Richmond Hill (1936–37; Public Library branch, Queens, N.Y.) and Cotton from Field to Mill (1938; U.S. Post Office, Jackson, Ga.). His work combines realism with fantasy, as in Lily and the Sparrows (1939; Whitney Mus., New York City). In the 1950s Evergood concentrated on symbolism, both biblical and mythological. A characteristic work is The New Lazarus (1954; Whitney Mus.).

See his graphic work, selected by L. R. Lippard (1966); study by J. Baur (1960).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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