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Minnie Evans (artist)



Minnie Evans worked as a domestic employee and gatekeeper at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, but she had a rich dream life that inspired her to create vibrant works of art.


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Minnie Eva Evans (December 12, 1892 – December 16, 1987) was an African-American artist who worked in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. Evans used different types of media in her work such as oils and graphite, but started with using wax and crayon. She was inspired to start drawing due to visions and dreams that she had all throughout her life, starting when she was a young girl. She is known as a southern folk artist and outsider artist, as well as a surrealist and visionary artist.