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Minnie Evans

American artist

Minnie Eva Evans (December 12, 1892 – December 16, 1987) was an African American artist who worked in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s

QuotesEdit

  • God has sent me pictures of the angel that stands by me and directs me what to do.
    • Cited in: Joyce Elaine Noll (1991), Company of Prophets: African American Psychics, Healers & Visionaries. p. 80
  • I have no imagination. I never plan a drawing, they just happen.
    • Cited in: Paul Arnett, ‎William Arnett (2000), Souls Grown Deep: The tree gave the dove a leaf. p. 308
  • I’m without a teacher. My teacher... God has sent me teachers: the angel that stands by me, stands by me and directs me what to do. Time for me to paint a picture and I be tired I say I’m going to rest up for a couple of days. He won’t let me. Come down grab my feet and shake me. Beat me.
    • Cited in Allie Light, Irving Saraf (1983), "The Angel That Stands By Me"
  • My, my. I don’t know how I did it. (Laughs) But I did it.
    • Cited in Allie Light, Irving Saraf (1983), "The Angel That Stands By Me"
  • My whole life has been dreams.
    • Cited in Whitney Museum of American Art (1975 Brochure), "Minnie Evans" Call number ND237.E78 W43 1975
  • I had day visions — they would take advantage of me.
    • Cited in Whitney Museum of American Art (1975 Brochure), "Minnie Evans" Call number ND237.E78 W43 1975
  • Something told me to draw or die.
    • Cited In Susan Mitchell Crawley "Let It Shine: Self-Taught Art From The T. Marshall Hahn Collection" p. 177

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