Biography

Philip John Evett

Nationality: English/American
Dates: 1923-2016
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Education:
 

1946-48 Studied Sculpture at the Belfast College of Art, Belfast, Ireland
1938-41 Full scholarship to the Cambridge College of Art
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2015 Philip John Evett: Sculpture and Drawings 1974-2014, The Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2013 Philip John Evett: Sculpture and Drawings, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas
2013 Philip John Evett, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2011 Philip John Evett: Untitled, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
2008 Philip John Evett: Recent Sculpture, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2007 Texas Uprising: Phil Evett, UTSA Downtown, San Antonio, Texas
2006 Philip John Evett: Wooden Attitudes, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Philip John Evett’s Fantastic Figures & Drawings, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2004 Philip John Evett: The Aura of the Past/Future, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
2003 Philip John Evett: Recent Sculptures and Drawings, The University of Texas at San Antonio
1999 Incarnate Word University Center for Spirituality and the Arts, San Antonio, Texas
1998 New Works, Aviart Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1993 Philip John Evett - New Sculpture and Drawings, Sol del Rio, San Antonio, Texas
1985 Philip John Evett, Drawing in Space, retrospective exhibition, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by Norris J. Fergeson, catalog designed by Jeffrey Jackson
1982 Philip John Evett, Sol del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1978 Philip John Evett, Bright Shawl Gallery
1973 Philip John Evett: Sculpture & Drawings, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
1973 Philip John Evett, Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1971 Philip John Evett/Cecil Casebier, Philip Evett Studio Gallery
1970 Philip John Evett, Sol del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1968 Philip John Evett, Frank C. Smith Fine Arts Center, Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, Kingsville, Texas
1967 Philip John Evett, North Star Gallery
1966 Philip John Evett, Ruth Taylor Theater, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
1965 Evett: Sculpture and Drawings, Men of Art Guild Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1964 Philip John Evett Exhibition, Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
1962 Philip John Evett: Artist of the Year, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association
1961 Philip John Evett, Sculpture, Centennial Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas
1960 Philip John Evett, Stewart Rickard Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1956 Philip John Evett, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
 

 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 MAC@20 Part II, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Masterful Marks: An Exploration of the Medium of Drawing, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2013 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Houston Fine Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 The Good Earth, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2010 Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2010 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 Indexing the Moment, CADD Art Lab, Dallas, Texas (inaugural exhibition)
2008 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 3 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Program Award Winners: Lilian Garcia-Roig, Sedrick Huckaby, Mark Messersmith, Wynwood Lofts #208, Miami, Florida (exhibited by Valley House Gallery during Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Miami)
2007 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Inaugural Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 The Art Show, Art Dealer’s Association of America, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Art International, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Summer Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 High Drama, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2004 Art Chicago, art fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2003 Working with Wood: David Everett, Philip Evett, Sherry Owens, Tom Woodward, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 There for Texas, San Antonio Art League
1997 Recent Sculptures & Drawings, Artists Gallery
1992 Blue Star-Red Dot Art Sale, Blue Star Art Space
1992 Sculpture Project, Santa Fe College, New Mexico
1992 Blue Star-Red Dot Art Sale, Blue Star Art Space
1992 Trinity University Art Faculty, Recent Works San Antonio Art Institute, Texas
1992 Sculpture Project, Santa Fe College, New Mexico
1991 Sol del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1989 Contemporary Moods, Read Stremmel Gallery, Art to Heart, Silent auction to benefit San Antonio Medical Center’s Heart Program. Received highest bid at $5,000. Covered in Texas Monthly Magazine, February 1989
1988 Exhibit with Michael Bigger and Stanley Marcus, Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio
1986 Box Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
1984 Trinity University Art Faculty Exhibition, Artists Alliance Gallery
1984 Trinity University Art Faculty Exhibition, Artists Alliance Gallery
1983 Aspects of the Collection: Sculpture Survey, McNay Art Museum
1983 Artists at Work: An Exhibition of New Work by the Trinity University Art Faculty, Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University
1980 The San Antonio Men of Art, Jango’s Restaurant, Bar and Gallery
1980 Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, The One Seguin Art Center, Seguin, Texas
1979 Philip John Evett/Gilberto Antonio Tarin, Charlton Art Gallery
1977 Faculty Paintings and Sculpture, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association
1977 Eight Street Gallery Group, The Eighth Street Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1976 Group Show, The Eighth Street Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1975 Philip John Evett and Jean Weinbaum, Ars Longa Galleries, Houston, Texas
1975 New Works: Cecil Lang Casebier, Philip John Evett, Allen C. Holley Evett, Studio Gallery
1973 3 Guest Exhibitions, The Contemporary Art Gallery, inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico
1973 The Eighth Street Group, The Eighth Street Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1972 Recent Sculpture/Cecil Lang Casebier: Landscape Paintings, Philip Evett Studio Gallery
1971 Texas Painting and Sculpture: 20th Century, Pollock Galleries, Southern Methodist University; San Antonio Museum Association; University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin; Amon Carter Museum of Texas Art; The Museum, Texas Tech University
1970 Evett Sculpture, A Sight and Sound Experience, Friedrich Gallery, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association, Directed by Mr. Bill Larsen
1968 The Sphere of Art in Texas, The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio
1968 Sculpture, Murals and Fountains at HemisFair, HemisFair Plaza
1965 Cecil Casebier/Philip John Evett, Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center, Trinity University
1963 Young Sculptors of the South and West, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
1962 Ishmael Soto, Chet LaMore and Philip John Evett, Carlin Galleries, Fort Worth, Texas
1962 Twenty Fourth Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio; Corpus Christi Art Foundation, Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas; juror: John Gordon, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; award: Censor, aluminum
1962 Men of Art Guild de San Antonio, Texas, Sala Internacional, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
1962 Philip John Evett/Maurice Schmidt, Rawlins-Chandler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1961 Pinturas y Litografias de Rufino Tamayo/Esculturas de Philip (sic) John Evett
1961 Mexican Art Gallery, Consulado General de Mexico
1961 Thirty-first Annual Local Artists Exhibition
1961 San Antonio: Local Artists, 31st Annual Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association
1961 Philip John Evett/Jack Tinkle, Stewart-Rickard Gallery
1961 Young Collections, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
1960 1960 Membership Exhibition, Men of Art Guild Gallery
1960 Combined Faculty Exhibit, Ruth Taylor Music Center, Trinity University
1960 Cecil Casebier/Philip John Evett, Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center, Trinity University
1960 Evett Sculpture/Bernhardt, Prints Stewart Rickard Gallery
1959 Art For Architects, Orco Stained Glass Studio
1958 Philip John Evett/Martha Mood, Men of Art Guild Gallery
1958 Annual Spring Jury Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
1958 Twenty-eighth Annual Local Artists Exhibition Witte, Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas
1956 Texas Fine Arts Association Circuit Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
 

 

Awards and Honors:
 

1976 Outstanding Service to the Community Award, City of San Antonio, Texas
1969-1973 City of San Antonio Fine Arts Commission, Received Citation for Outstanding Service to the Community
1962 Beaumont Museum Award, 24th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, sponsored by Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Art League
1962 San Antonio Artist of the Year Award, San Antonio Art League
1960 The Lanvin Perfume Purchase Prize, Witte Museum, San Antonio Museum Association
1947 First Sculpture Award, Dublin, Ireland
 

 

Literature:
 

Dreamscapes: Drawings by Philip John Evett, forward by Carol Bentley, preface by Philip John Evett, San Antonio: Seale Studios, 2015, 400 illustrations.
 

R. Douglas Brackenridge, “Phil Evett, Professor Emeritus,” Trinity University Magazine, page 42, 2014.
 

Gene Fowler, “An Artist’s Journey,” Texas Highways Magazine, April 2014, pages 22-24.
 

Steve Bennett, “Ingrained Artistry,” San Antonio Express News, Life and Culture section, July 17, 2011.
 

Anne Lawrence, “Landing in Dallas: Dallas Art Fair Returns With Some Added Galleries from Here and Afar,” A + C Magazine, December 2009, page 24.
 

Rainer Schulte and Dennis Kratz, editors, Translation Review, The University of Texas at Dallas, Number Seventy-four, 2007, Santa Barbara reproduced on cover.
 

Devon Jackson, “Build By Hand,” Southwest Art, July 2006, pages 180-185.
 

“Calendar Visual Arts,” Modern Luxury Dallas, March 2006, page 36, Anvil Figure reproduced.
 

Mike Daniel, “Philip John Evett at Valley House,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, February 3, 2006, page 48, Poseur and Serena reproduced.
 

David Colman, “Bold Strokes,” Elle Decor, March 2006, Volume 17 Number 2, pages 114-123, Exocet appears in photo on page 117.
 

Dan R. Goddard, “Carving a Niche: British-born sculptor has weathered many “isms” in his distinguished career,” San Antonio Express News, June 19, 2005, pages 1J, 3J, color Illustrations.
 

50th Anniversary, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2004, color illustration.
 

Philip John Evett, catalogue, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, 2004, 12 pages, color illustrations.
 

Mary M. Fisher, “Simply modern,” San Antonio Express News, June 12, 2004 page 10E, illust.
 

Dan R. Goddard, “Evett’s sculptures define the craft in craftsmanship,” San Antonio Express News, June 15, 1997
 

Blair Corning, “S.A. Art Institute set to celebrate 50th anniversary,” San Antonio Express News, September 22, 1989, page 8-B.
 

Full-page feature ad in Artspace Magazine, Summer issue, 1988.
 

Laura Tuchman, “Female form dominates one man show,” The Laredo News, Nov. 3, 1985 page 12-E., illus.
 

Robert Goetz, “Female form celebrated through sculpture,” The North San Antonio Times, October 31, 1985, page 13. illust.
 

Marcia Goren Solon, “A fascination with the female form exhibited in McNay retrospective,” San Antonio Light, September 29, 1985. illust.
 

Rochelle Storin, “Around the Alamo City,” San Antonio Homes & Gardens, September, 13-17, 1985, Ventriloquist reproduced.
 

Dan R. Goddard, “Female form forms subject for artist,” The Sunday Express-News, September 22, 1985, page 13-H. illust.
 

Drawing in Space, exhibition catalogue, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 1985, curated by Norris Fergesen.
 

Arthur Williams, Sculpture: Technique, Form, Content, Davis Publications, 1985, Worcester, MA, pages 153-154, illust.
 

Candace Ord, “Abstractions in Pure Form,” Texas Homes, September 1983, pages 72-79, illustration on pages 74 and 75.
 

John Shown, “Exhibit explores sculpture history,” The Sunday Express-News, July 10, 1983, page 5-M.
 

Keith Elliott, “Restaurateurs discovering Texas’ Mesquite Mystique,” San Antonio Light, January 9, 1983.
 

Sandra Levy, “Texas Project,” Archives of American Art Journal, Smithsonian Institution, Volume 22, Number 4, 1982, pages 39-40.
 

Blithe Munns, “Evett exhibits artwork,” Trinitonian, September 3, 1982, page 13.
 

Patsy Neal, “Evett Depicts Women in Jigsaws of Wood,” The San Antonio Light, August 27, 1982, page 16G, Floor-walker and Wallpiece reproduced.
 

Martha Stephens, “Sculptor’s reputation ingrained,” The Sunday Express-News, August 15, 1982, page 6-M, Dancer reproduced.
 

“Professor has sculpture exhibit,” North Central Recorder-Times, Thursday, August 12, 1982, page 17.
 

John Palmer Leeper, “Men of Art reunion,” The North San Antonio Times, February 26, 1981, page 4.
 

The Trinity Review, Summer 1979, back cover, Ventriloquist reproduced.
 

Marcia G. King, “New Art Energy in S.A.,” San Antonio Express, December 2, 1976, page 10-D.
 

“Texas Manufacturers,” Interiors, April 1974, pages 116-117, Tacones reproduced.
 

Ron White, “He Loves Wooden Women,” San Antonio, May 1974, page 30.
 

“Texas art on view,” San Antonio News, March 23, 1971, page 6-B, Camelot reproduced.
 

“Phil Evett in One-Man Show,” San Antonio Light, February 1, 1970, page 15.
 

The Advertiser, Vol. II, No. 14, January 18, 1968, Mother Courage reproduced.
 

Rene Pederson, “Art Exhibit Bouncing Delight,” San Antonio News, August 8, 1967, page 6-A.
 

Bonnie Sue Dilworth, “Of Sculptors and Students,” San Antonio Express/News, February 12, 1967, page 10E.
 

Gerald Ashford, “Dual Show Surprising,” San Antonio Express News, November 7, 1965, page 5-H.
 

Glenn Tucker, “Arts Review: Dynamic Force,” The San Antonio Light, April 11, 1965, page 7-B.
 

“Paintings and Sculpture flourish in San Antonio,” San Antonio Express News, November 11, 1962, page 1-G.
 

Gerald Ashford, “Texas Annual Poses Question of Quality, Encouragement,” San Antonio Express and News, October 7, 1962, page 2-G.
 

Gerald Ashford, “You Need An Open Mind With Evett,” San Antonio Express and News, May 27, 1962, page 2-G, The Executioner reproduced.
 

“Artist of the Year to Be Feted,” San Antonio Light, May 13, 1962.
 

“Works from Dobie Collection on Display,” The American Statesman, June 4, 1961, page 8.
 

“Crowds Flocking to Art Exhibit at Witte,” San Antonio Express, April 13, 1961, page 5-A.
 

“Prize Winner,” San Antonio Express and News, April 9, 1961, illus.
 

Gerald Ashford, “Annual Local Artists Exhibit to Open Sunday at Witte,” San Antonio Express and News, April 9, 1961.
 

Rual Askew, “Disparties Giving Pause,” The Dallas Morning News, April 2, 1961, section 5-5.
 

“From Specialty Shop Show: Welded steel sculpture,” Dallas Morning News, March 7, 1961, section 3-5.
 

Joseph A. Cain, “Sculpture Show Apt to Startle, The Corpus Christi Caller Times, February 5, 1961.
 

“Sculptures on Display,” Express News, September 15, 1985.
 

Renwicke Cary, “Around the Plaza,” The San Antonio Light, March 28, 1960, page 13.
 

The San Antonio Art Institute Announcements, 1960-61.
 

San Antonio Light, November 9, 1959, photograph.
 

The San Antonio Art Insittute Annoucements, 1959-60.
 

“Top Artists to Teach S.A. Classes,” The San Antonio Light, September 21, 1958.
 

“Briton in Boots,” The San Antonio Light, March 16, 1958, photograph.
 

“Philip John Evett’s Works Shows Vigor at Laguna,” The American-Statesman, September 9, 1956, page B-2.
 

“Laguna Gloria to Show Works by Philip Evett,” The American-Statesman, August 26, 1956.
 

Philip Evett, “Art and the Art Lovers, The Texas Observer, August 15, 1956.
 

Philip Evett, “A Briton on Texas Art,” The Texas Observer, August 8, 1956, page 6.
 

“Gov. Shivers’ Bust on Exhibit in Dallas,“ Dallas Times Herald, April 18, 1956, page 10-D, photograph.
 

“Bust of Samuel Houston Going to Shivers’ Office,” The American-Statesman, April 24, 1955, page D-3, photograph.
 

 

Teaching:
 

1988 Professor Emeritus, Retired Professor of Sculpture, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
1962-88 Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
1958-61 San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
1949-54 Cambridge College of Art, Cambridge, England
 

 

Portrait Commissions:
 

1954-56 Sam Houston, Governor Allan Shivers, and J. Frank Dobie, etc.
 

 

Book Illustrations:
 

Christopher Middleton, Palavers and a Nocturnal Journey, 2004, cover illustration: Generatrix
 

 

Medals Designed:
 

1968 Trinity Centennial Medallion
1968 Texas HemisFair Medallion
 

 

Additional Experience:
 

1947-52 Worked for the ecclesiastical restoration firm of Rattee and Kett, Ltd. repairing Cathedrals and Churches and Inscriptional Letter Cutting on University College Chapel War Memorials
1941-45 Active service in the Royal Air Force
 

 

Public Collections:
 

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Imperial War Museum, London, England
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Montclair Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico
San Antonio Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

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