Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 1963. 1963-2003: Professor of Art at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, teaching Printmaking and Drawing for forty years. 2003-2018: Artist-Printmaker in his private studio.
Selected Honors 2003: Recognized as Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Art, by Arkansas State University. 2013: First Artist Laureate for the State of Arkansas by Act of Legislature and Governor Mike Beebe. 2010: Lifetime Achievement Award, The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), New York City. 2010: Centennial list of 100 Most Distinguished Faculty Members from 1909 to 2009 at Arkansas State University 2004: Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Arkansas Arts Council and Governor of The State of Arkansas. 2004: Distinguished Alumni Award, Emporia State University 1981: Outstanding Faculty Member, Arkansas State University 1981: First Chairman of the President’s Fellows, Arkansas State University More than 60 solo exhibitions. More than 80 awards in over 300 competitive exhibitions.
A few selected public collections:
Albertina, Vienna; Art Institute of Chicago; Baltimore Museum of Art; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro; Columbia University Libraries, NYC; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Syracuse University Art Galleries; Uffizi, Florence; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
An Artist's Statement
Throughout the 1950s, I enjoyed working as a calligrapher. In 1955, I began learning to engrave lines into copper plates, a medium which I use for Printmaking. I've concentrated on that medium since 1960.
Copperplate engraving was invented about 600 years ago and has been known under many different names, including “burin engraving” and “line engraving”. It is often confused with “etching” and “drypoint”. At one time copperplate engraving was known as the most important of the commercial printing processes, but by the 1950s, it was largely forgotten, misunderstood, and dismissed as “a lost art”.
All images shown are burin engravings
Born 1936, Salina, Kansas. Evan Lindquist grew up in Solomon, Kansas, Odessa, Missouri, and Emporia, Kansas. In 1958, he married artist Sharon Lindquist. They have two sons.
1950-1960: Self-employed as a calligrapher and engrosser, and also worked on commission from national Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity creating hand-lettered charters and membership certificates for national distribution. 1954-1958: Studied Art and Biology at Emporia State University; Bachelor of Science in Education with honors in 1958. 1958-1960: Staff Artist at Emporia State University. 1960-1963: Studied Printmaking at University of Iowa with Artist-Printmaker Mauricio Lasansky.