Basically I am a metal person. There is nothing that cannot be done in metal and I do not work in metal in a normal way, or for that matter, like any other craftsman I know or have heard about.

Paul Evans

Paul Evans 1931–1987

Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1931, Paul Evans exhibited talent for design at an early age. He studied woodworking in high school and briefly attended the Philadelphia Textile Institute. Evans was awarded the Aileen O. Webb Scholarship in 1950 and studied at the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen. He would continue his studies at Cranbrook in 1952 with a focus on metalwork. In 1953 he took a position as the metal craftsman at the living museum, Old Sturbridge Village. Feeling that his creativity was being stifled, Evans left the museum in 1955 to find a more stimulating environment. He opened a showroom with fellow designer Phillip Lloyd Powell and the two began a decade long collaboration. Evans’ experiments with welded and enameled sculpture in the early 1960s caught the eye of the Directional furniture company. Directional was looking for handmade furniture with distinctive character and Evans’ new American craft designs were a perfect fit. In 1971, Evans developed the brass and chrome Cityscape line for Directional marking a departure from his earlier sculptural works. In the 1980s, working with his son Keith, an electrical engineer, he continued to experiment with new materials and design increasing minimal forms with kinetic elements. Together, they formed Zoom, Inc. in 1983 and began a relationship with the Design Institute of America. In 1987, just one day after his retirement, Evans suffered his third heart attack and died.

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Auction Results Paul Evans

PAUL EVANS, Exceptional Argente cabinet, model PE42A | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Exceptional Argente cabinet, model PE42A

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $293,000
PAUL EVANS, Important Sculpture Front cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Important Sculpture Front cabinet

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $233,000
PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

wall-mounted cabinet

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $128,500
PAUL EVANS, Important Wall-mounted Sculpted Front Cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Important Wall-mounted Sculpted Front Cabinet

estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $121,250
PAUL EVANS, pair of important Welded Front cabinets | wright20.com

Paul Evans

pair of important Welded Front cabinets

estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $118,750
PAUL EVANS, Sculpted Bronze wall-mounted bar cabinet, model PE 122 | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Sculpted Bronze wall-mounted bar cabinet, model PE 122

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $106,250
PAUL EVANS, Faceted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Faceted cabinet

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $96,000
PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

wall-mounted cabinet

estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $96,000
PAUL EVANS, sideboard, model PE-42 | wright20.com

Paul Evans

sideboard, model PE-42

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $72,000
PAUL  EVANS, cabinet, model PE-42 | wright20.com

Paul Evans

cabinet, model PE-42

estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $72,000
PAUL EVANS, Faceted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Faceted cabinet

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $69,700
PAUL EVANS, custom bar cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

custom bar cabinet

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $68,500
PAUL EVANS, Special-order cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Special-order cabinets, pair

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $62,500
PAUL EVANS, Faceted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Faceted cabinet

estimate: $20,000–25,000
result: $60,000
PAUL EVANS, Important Custom Sculpture Front cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Important Custom Sculpture Front cabinet

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $60,000
PAUL EVANS, Cabinet, model PE 42 | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Cabinet, model PE 42

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $56,250
PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted faceted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

wall-mounted faceted cabinet

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $52,500
PAUL EVANS, Argente cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Argente cabinet

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $50,000
PAUL EVANS, executive desk | wright20.com

Paul Evans

executive desk

estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $48,000
PAUL EVANS, Argente cabinet, model PE 38A | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Argente cabinet, model PE 38A

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $47,500
PAUL EVANS, dining table, PE-21 | wright20.com

Paul Evans

dining table, PE-21

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $45,600
PAUL EVANS, Faceted cabinet, model PE-354 | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Faceted cabinet, model PE-354

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $44,375
PAUL EVANS, Argente cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Argente cabinet

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $43,750
PAUL EVANS, Faceted cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Faceted cabinet

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $43,750