Walker Evans Works Online
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Original works by Walker Evans available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Walker Evans at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
4 works online
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Exhibition: Walker Evans: Before + After
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
138 works online by Evans
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Museum of Modern Art, New York City
24 works online when last checked
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Over 500 photographs by Walker Evans, created for the U.S. Farm Security Administration
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Yale 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
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
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Walker Evans in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
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.
Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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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
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(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)
Masters of PhotographyMiscellaneous Sites:
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
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Artnet Artist Works Catalogues Articles and Reference Sites:
Answers.com reference works
The "Art Encyclopedia" entry is from the Concise Grove Dictionary of Art (2002). The "Photography Encyclopedia" entry is from the The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005).
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Walker Evans
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Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
"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
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