was an American artist (1945–1977), who was known for creating hand-painted postage stamps
) of fictional countries. Evans died in a fire in the Netherlands
While Evans initially painted postage stamps as a child, he returned to making them in 1971, shortly after he trained as an architectural designer with Richard Meier and Associates in New York City
To make his art, Evans usually traced each stamp design in pencil, then completed it with a No. 2 Grumbacher paintbrush, watercolor, and pen and ink. To simulate stamp perforations, Evans pounded out a series of periods on an old typewriter.
Evans catalogued all of his creations in a book he called the Catalogue of the World
, which resembled a stamp-collecting catalogue in layout and style.
Evans traveled widely during the six-year period in which he painted professionally, often renting small flats or staying with friends. Given the tiny scale of his art, he could pack an entire gallery exhibition under his arm. He enjoyed considerable success while he... Read More