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Powys Evans (1899-1981), 'Quiz'; caricaturist

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 99 portraits
Evans was an illustrator who worked under the name 'Quiz'. He studied at the Slade School of Art but abandoned a career as an oil painter in favour of portrait illustration, and made his name with a set of caricatures of Lovat Fraser's designs to The Beggar's Opera (1922). Exhibited at the Little Rooms and published as a portfolio, these caricatures attracted the attention of the assistant editor of the Saturday Review, who then employed Evans as the house caricaturist. Contributing to a wide variety of periodicals, Evans produced a notable series of portraits in pen and ink for the London Mercury (some of which reappeared in Fifty Heads, 1928) and a number of caricatures for G K's Weekly.

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5872

Compton Mackenzie

by Powys Evans
black crayon, 1920s?
NPG 5872

6762

T.S. Eliot

by Powys Evans
watercolour, circa 1920
NPG 6762

4396

William Henry Davies

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, circa 1922
NPG 4396

6800

Thomas Henry Marlowe

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1922
NPG 6800

6793

Lilian Mary Baylis

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1924
NPG 6793

6796

Howell Arthur Gwynne

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1924
NPG 6796

6799

Arthur Henderson

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1924
NPG 6799

4397

Jacob Epstein

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1925
NPG 4397

6014

Sir Barry Vincent Jackson

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, before 1925
NPG 6014

3307

Sir Charles John Holmes

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, before 1926
NPG 3307

4403

Ronald Arbuthnott Knox

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1926
NPG 4403

4402

Sean O'Casey

by Powys Evans
ink, published 1927
NPG 4402

4398

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1927
NPG 4398

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