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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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T.S. Eliot, by Powys Evans - NPG 6762

T.S. Eliot

by Powys Evans
watercolour, circa 1920
NPG 6762

Jacob Epstein, by Powys Evans - NPG 4397

Jacob Epstein

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1925
NPG 4397

Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, by Powys Evans - NPG 4403

Ronald Arbuthnott Knox

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1926
NPG 4403

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Powys Evans - NPG 4398

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1927
NPG 4398

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