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Evans, William T

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role Collector Patron
dates 1843-1918
city Montclair
stateNJ
other citiesDublin, Ireland; Scotch Plains, NJ; New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ;
gender M
historical notes William T. Evans was a dry-goods merchant, art collector, and patron. He gave work from his collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Montclair Museum.
He was a member of the Society of Art collectors. For their 1904 exhibition, he lent work by, among others, George H. Bogert, William Gedney Bunce, Charles H. Davis, Wyatt Eaton, William Morris Hunt, Winslow Homer, George Inness, John La Farge, Homer D. Martin, Alexander H. Wyant, and John H. Twachtman. According to his New York Times obituary, he also owned work by Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, Lillian Genth, and Ballard Williams.
According to the American Art Annual, Mr. Evans received visitors interested in art to his collection on Sundays from November 1st - May 1st, between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. (Volume 1, 1899, pg. 232).
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Stephanie Koziski papers concerning William T. Evans, [ca. 1880]-1978. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Evans, William T; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Prints and Photographs Study Room (308)
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Print Collection portrait file. / E / William T. Evans. see details...
Frick Art Reference Library and Brooklyn Museum
Gilded Age exhibition checklists and pamphlets digital project
American paintings from the collection of William T. Evans, Esq [electronic resource]. see details...
Frick Art Reference Library and Brooklyn Museum
Gilded Age exhibition checklists and pamphlets digital project
Paintings by American artists from the collection of William T. Evans, Esq. [electronic resource]. see details...
University of Texas, Austin
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
James F. Drake, Inc. Collection of Autograph Letters and Autographs ca. 1678-1930. see details...

see also:
Smith, Charles Stewart, 1832-1909
Humphreys, Alexander Crombie, 1851-1927