Paul Evans (20 May 1931 – 7 March 1987) was an American born furniture designer, sculptor, and artist, who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American craft Movement of the 1970s, and with his work with the influential American manufacturer Directional Furniture. Paul Evans’ creation of metal sculpted furniture set him apart. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and later settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and shared a showroom with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell.
A detailed discussion of Paul Evans’ career and his work can be found in Todd’s book Modern Americana: High Craft to High Glam.
Paul Evans was the subject of a retrospective, Paul Evans Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA in the spring of 2014. Visit this link to view the exhibition, read selected essays from the catalogue, and watch a documentary on the artist’s career.