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Personal Information
Born in Swanscombe, Kent, England in 1923 and emigrated to the United States in 1954

Studied Sculpture at the Belfast College of Art, Belfast, Ireland, 1946 - 1948
Full scholarship to the Cambridge College of Art, 1938 - 1941

Teaching Experience
Cambridge College of Art, Cambridge, England, 1949 - 1954
Instructor in Sculpture (part time)
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio Texas, 1958 - 1962
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1960 - 1988
Professor of Sculpture -- Retired in 1988, Professor Emeritus

San Antonio Artist of the Year Award, San Antonio Art League, 1962.
Beaumont Museum Award, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association, 1962.
The Lanvin Perfume Purchase Prize, Witte Museum, San Antonio Museum Association, 1960.
First Sculpture Award, Dublin, Ireland, 1947.

Major Collections
McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Roswell Museum, New Mexico
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
San Antonio Museum Association, San Antonio, Texas Imperial War Museum, London, England
Montclair Museum, New Jersey
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England

Portrait Commissions
From 1954 through 1956 Sam Houston, Governor Allan Shivers, and J.Frank Dobie, etc.

Medals Designed
Texas HemisFair Medallion, 1968
Trinity Centennial Medallion, 1968

Selected Solo Exhibits
Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Philip John Evett, Recent Sculptures , 2009Blue Star Contemporary sponsored "Texas Uprising".
University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus 2007.
Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Philip John Evett Wooden Attitudes, 2006
McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio TX "Fantastic Figures and Drawings", 2005.
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, Aura of the Past & Future, 2004.
U.T.S.A., San Antonio, Philip Evett Sculpture & Drawing, 2003.
Incarnate Word University Center For Spirituality and the Arts, 1999.
Aviart Gallery, New Works, San Antonio, 1998.
Sol del Rio Gallery, Philip John Evett-New Works, 1993.
Sol del Rio Gallery, Philip John Evett, 1982.
Bright Shawl Gallery, Philip John Evett, 1978.
Contemporary Art Gallery, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1973.
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico, Philip Evett: Sculpture & Drawings, 1973.
Philip Evett Studio Gallery, Philip John Evett/Cecil Casebier, 1971.
Sol del Rio Gallery, Philip John Evett, 1970.
Frank C.Smith Fine Arts Center, Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, Kingsville, Texas, Philip John Evett, 1968.
North Star Gallery, Philip John Evett, 1967.
Ruth Taylor Theater, Trinity University, Philip John Evett, 1966.
Men of Art Guild Gallery, Evett: Sculpture and Drawings, 1965.
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, Philip John Evett Exhibition, 1964.
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association, Philip John Evett: Artist of the Year, 1962.
Centennial Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas, Philip John Evett Sculpture, 1961.
Stewart-Richard Gallery, Philip John Evett, 1960.
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, Philip John Evett, 1956.

Selected Group Exhibitions
Moses, Stone carving 1953, Permanent Collection Wolverhampton Art Gallery,
redisplayed in Sensing Sculpture Gallery England, 2013.
Stone Torso 1962. From permanent Collection in The Human Face and Form, McNay Museum, San Antonio, 2013.
Men af Art, sculpture donated to San Antobio Art League Gallery, San Antonio, 2013.
Sculpture and Drawings, Kirchman Galleries, Johnson City, Texas, 2012.
The British Invasion. Philip John Evett with Philip King and Harold Wood. Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, 2012.
Philip John Evett, Sculpture and Drawings, Blue Star Art Center, San Antonio, 2011
Radius Gallery, San Antonio TX, Philip John Evett, New Drawings; with Jan Tipps Rowe, New Paintings 2011
McKinney Ave. Contemporary Gallary Dallas, Philip John Evett, Sculpture; with Ansen Seale, Photographs 2010
Blue Star Contemporary, Red Dot Exhibition, San Antonio TX 2007.
San Antonio Sculpture Invitational, 2004.
One Man Exhibit: The Aura of Past/Future. Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler Texas, 2004.
Valley House Gallery, Dallas, "Working with Wood", 2003.
Recent Sculptures & Drawings, Artists Gallery, June 1997.
There for Texas, San Antonio Art League, June 1998.
Philip John Evett - New Sculpture and Drawings, one man exhibit at Sol del Rio, San Antonio, 1993.
Blue Star - Red Dot Sale, Blue Star Art Space, 1993.
Sculpture Project, Santa Fe College, New Mexico 1993.
San Antonio Art Institute, Texas, 1992.
Blue Star - Red Dot Sale, Blue Star Art Space, 1992.
Santa Fe College, New Mexico, 1992.
Sol del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, Summer 1991.
Art to Heart, Read Stremmel Gallery, Silent auction to benefit San Antonio Medical Center’s Heart Program.
Received highest bid at $5,000, Covered in Texas Monthly Magazine, February 1989.
Exhibit with Michael Bigger and Stanley Marcus, Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, 1988.
Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Drawing in Space, retrospective exhibition, September - November 1985.
Artists Alliance Gallery, Trinity University Art Faculty Exhibition, October 1984.
McNay Art Museum, Aspects of the Collection: Sculpture Survey. June 26 - August 28, 1983.
Trinity University, Artists at Work: An Exhibition of New Work by the Trinity University Art Faculty, 1983.
Jango's Restaurant, Bar and Gallery. The San Antonio Men of Art.
The One Seguin Art Center, Seguin, Texas, Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1980,
Charlton Art Gallery, Philip John Evett/Gilberto Antonio Tarin, 1979.
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association. Faculty Painting sand Sculpture, 1977.
The Eighth Street Gallery, Eight Street Gallery Group, 1977.
The Eighth Street Gallery, Group Show, 1976.
Arts Longa Galleries, Houston, Texas, Philip John Evett and Jean Weinbaum, 1975.
Evett Studio Gallery. New Works: Cecil Lang Casebier, Philip John Evett, Allen C. Holley, 1975.
The Eighth Street Gallery, The Eighth Street Group, May, 1973.
Philip Evett Studio Gallery. Evett: ‘72 Recent Sculpture/Cecil Lang Casebier: Landscape Paintings, 1972.
Friedrich Gallery, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association. Evett Sculpture -
A Sight and Sound Experience Directed by Mr. Bill Larsen. April 6, 1970.
The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, The Sphere of Art in Texas, 1968.
Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center, Trinity University. Cecil Casebier/Philip John Evett. November 1-20, 1965.
HemisFair Plaza, Sculpture, Murals and Fountains at HemisFair 1968.
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas. Young Sculptors of the South and West, 1963.
Carlin Galleries, Fort Worth, Texas, Ishmael Soto, Chet LaMore and Philip John Evett, 1962.
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association.
Twenty-fourth Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 1963.
Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Palacio de Bellas Aetes, Mexico City, Mexico, 1962.
Men of Art Guild de San Antonio, Texas, 1962.
Rawlins-Chandler Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Philip John Evett/Maurice Schmidt, 1962.
Mexican Art Gallery, Consulado General de Mexico.
Pintruas y Litografias de Rufino Tamayo/Esculturas de Philip John Evett (sic), 1961.
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association.
Thirty-first Annual Local Artists Exhibition, 1961.
Stewart-Rickard Gallery. Philip John Evett/Jack Tinkle, 1961.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas, Young Collections, 1961.
Men of Art Guild Gallery, 1960 Membership Exhibition, 1960.
Trinity University. Combined Faculty Exhibit, 1960.
Trinity University, Cecil Casebier/Philip John Evett, 1960.
Stewart-Rickard Gallery, Evett Sculpture/Bernhardt Prints, 1960.
Orco Stained Glass Studio, Art For Architects 1959.
Men of Art Guild Gallery, Philip John Evett/Martha Mood, 1958.
Laguna Gloria Art Gallery, Austin, Texas Annual Spring Jury Exhibition, 1958.
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Museum Association, Twenty-eighth Annual Local Artists Exhibition, 1958.
Laguna Gloria Art Gallery, Austin, Texas, Texas Fine Arts Association Circuit Exhibition, 1956.

Community Honors
City of san Antonio Fine Arts Commission, 1969 - 1973 -
Received Citation for Outstanding Service to the Community

Additional Experience
Active service in the Royal Air Force, 1941 - 1945.
Worked for the ecclesiastical firm of Rattee and Kett, Ltd., repairing Cathedrals and Churches and Inscriptional Letter Cutting on University College Chapel War Memorials, 1947 - 1952.

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