Paul Evans was among the community of mid-century modern studio furniture craftsmen like Wharton Esherick and George Nakashima who helped make the greater Philadelphia region a prominent center for studio craft in the late 1960s. Today his highly experimental approaches to metal attract an international following.
This twelve-foot high work by Phillip Lloyd Powell that once was installed in his former residence on Route 202 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, was permanently installed at the Michener in October 2010, and has remained an iconic work in the Museum’s galleries since that time.
James A. Michener was the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s. He was born February 3, 1907, New York, New York and died October 16, 1997, Austin, Texas.