Connor Everts


* consigned work

 

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Connor Everts was born in Bellingham, Washington January 24, 1928 and passed away at his home in Torrance, California on April 24, 2016.  He spent his early childhood living in the major port cities of the Pacific coast.  After World War II, he studied art at the Chouinard Art Institute and universities in California, Washington, Mexico and England.  Everts, widely exhibited in the United States and overseas, was instrumental in the founding of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, and among the first guest artists at the Tamarind Workshop.

Everts' work is in numerous corporate and public collections including the Museums of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo, the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, the Library of Congress, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Milwaukee Museum of Art, the National Collection, Washington, D. C. and others.

Everts' art mirrors his interest in Gestalt psychology -- the making of a whole from disparate parts or dissimilar bits of information.  The artist places these incongruent elements, most plucked from the flotsam of contemporary living, within shallow space creating a tableau of shifting relationships.