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Philip Evergood
Date: American painter, printmaker, 1901–1973
Biography: Born in New York to an English mother and an Australian father, Evergood attended English boarding schools and Cambridge University. In 1921 he left Cambridge to study art in London at the Slade School with Henry Tonks. Two years later he returned to New York and studied at the Art Students League with George Luks for a year, before heading to Paris to study with André Lhote and Stanley William Hayter. Back in the United States in the 1930s he painted murals for WPA projects. After World War II he became more deeply engaged with printmaking, and in the 1950s he established the social realist style for which he is best known.