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Walker Evans

[American Social Realist Photographer, 1903-1975]

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Original works by Walker Evans available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteWalker Evans at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
4 works online

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Exhibition: Walker Evans: Before + After

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
138 works online by Evans

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteU.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Over 500 photographs by Walker Evans, created for the U.S. Farm Security Administration

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1931

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Sidewalk in Vicksburg, Mississippi, photograph

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
A Miner's Home, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Political Poster, Massachusetts Village, 1929

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Tuscaloosa Auto Wrecking Co.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Sidewalk and Shopfront, New Orleans, 1971

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
West Virginia Living Room, 1935

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Photographs" and navigate to photograph #4

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington
View in negro quarter, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington
Floyd Burroughs, a cotton sharecropper, Hale County, Alabama, 1936

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Tenant Farmer Wife (Allie Mae Burroughs)

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Walker Evans

Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts
1 photograph online: Provincetown, Mass (row 6/image 4). Click on the little "i" on the detail images to bring up information about the works.

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Seattle Art Museum

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Alabama Tenant Farmer (Floyd Burroughs), 1936

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Subway Portrait

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Masters of Photography

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Walker Evans  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Frieze Magazine
"How The West Was"

"The Hungry Eye"

Resource Library Magazine

Walker Evans at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1971 interview from the Oral History project

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Subway Portrait

The Magazine Antiques
Article discussing Walker Evans' collection of postcards and the possible influence on his work

The New York Observer
"Walker Evans at the Met: A Devotion to High Art", article by Hilton Kramer

The Village Voice
"Lucidity on Fire", 2000 article by Jerry Saltz

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Many Are Called

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Walker Evans: A Biography

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

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The Last Years of Walker Evans: A First-Hand Account

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Walker Evans

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Walker Evans: The Lost Work

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Unclassified - A Walker Evans Anthology: Se


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