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TitleArtworks of Peter Evershed (1925-2020); 1950-1991
Extent5 items
AbstractThis collection contains portraits and landscape sketches by artist Peter Evershed (1925-2020).
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers. Readers are asked to use surrogate copies.
Admin HistoryPeter Evershed was born on 5 February 1925. He spent almost all of the 1950s in America, primarily in New York where he associated with numerous artistic, jazz and literary personalities. In the early 1950s he was attached to a New York Gallery and met Dorothy Brett there when she was holding an exhibition. He later visited her in Taos, New Mexico where he met and painted Frieda Lawrence, the widow of writer, D.H. Lawrence. Evershed also met Frieda at Aldous Huxley's home in California. Other literary figures painted by Evershed have included Dylan Thomas and W.H. Auden.

Evershed lived most of his life in England and resided for a time in Derby. His portraits and landscape scenes have been acquired by galleries and libraries world-wide, including the University of Texas and the National Gallery of Wales. He died on 3 March 2020.
Custodial HistoryThe artworks were acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in 1997, 1998 and 2000.
DescriptionArtworks by Peter Evershed, including portraits of Dorothy Brett, Frieda Lawrence and Dylan Thomas painted in the early 1950s. Also present are two watercolour sketches of locations in Nottingham and Derby, executed in 1991.
MgtGroupLiterary and cultural records
MgtSubGroupD H Lawrence
ArrangementThe collection has been divided into two series bringing like documents together. Series one comprises portraits; series two contains landscape sketches and other paintings.
TermPainting, British
Portraits, British
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham: In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 5 pp. Online: Online catalogue accessible through the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialD.H. Lawrence Collection (Ref: La)
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea: Paintings by Peter Evershed.
Harry Ransom Center; University of Texas: Paintings by Peter Evershed.
Related RecordLa

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA226Evershed; Peter (1925-2020); artist1925-2020
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA228Thomas; Dylan (1914-1953); Welsh poet1914-1953
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
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