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Narratives of African American Art and Identity

Minnie Evans

Face of a Man, n.d.

Crayon and watercolor on paper

12" x 9"


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Face of a Man

Regarded as one of America's most unique visionaries, Minnie Evans began fashioning her dreams into art in the early 1930s. Evans worked as a gatekeeper at a botanical garden in Wilmington, North Carolina, for more than twenty-five years. With no formal training, she began to create as a result of direct inspiration from God through her dreams. Her inscribed visions consist of magical fantasy-scapes inhabited with fantastic plant and animal life, floating eyes, and spiritual beings. Face of a Man is typical of her highly personal iconography and distinctive style. The mysterious head is intricately decorated with exotic flowers and foliage of her own design. Evans's beings are the human incarnation of her singular spirituality, articulated in a language that is at once highly personal and universal.  A. L. C.

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