Jessie Benton Evans

Maiden Name: 
Steese
Spouse: 
Denver Evans
Children: 
1
Birth Date: 
03/24/1866
Birth Place: 
Uniontown, OH
Death Date: 
1954
Death Place: 
Arizona
Residences/Studios: 
254 E. 61st Street, Chicago thru 1920
Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona from 1915
Visited: 
Europe, especially Italy
Active In: 
Chicago
Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona
Medium: 
Etching
Painting - Oil
Painting - Watercolor
Subject: 
American Southwest
American West
City Scenes/Cityscape
Interior View
Landscape
Landscape Waterscape
Style: 
Post-Impressionism
Realism
Exhibitions: 
AIC, Annual Exhibition of Chicago and Vicinity Artists, 7 times from 1905-1925
AIC, Annual Exhibition of Watercolors, Pastels, and Miniatures, 1909, 1912
Paris Salon, 1911 and 1912
Pan-Am Exposition, San Francisco
Arizona Artists Arts and Crafts exhibits, MNA, 1929-1933
Arizona State Fairs 1917, 20, 25, 28, 29
Awards: 
Elected to the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
First prize, Phoenix Municipal Exposition
Three prizes at Arizona State Fair
Memberships: 
Societe des Artists, Paris
Arts Club of Chicago
Chicago Society of Artists
Collections: 
Collection of Fran and Ed Elliott, Arizona
John H. Vanderpoel Art Association, Chicago
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix University Club
Municipal Collections of Akron, Ohio and Phoenix
Santa Fe Railroad Company
Arizona Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wright Museum of Art, Beloit (WI) College
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Training: 
Oberlin College, Ohio
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduated 1904
Other Occupations: 
1932, Illustrated and published a translation of "Romeo and Juliet"
Biography: 
See biography in the exhibit catalog "Arizona's Pioneering Women Artists," Museum of Northern Arizona, Nov 17, 2012-May 12, 2013, written by Betsy Fahlman and Lonnie Pierson Dunvier.