Bill Evaul Studios & Gallery
347 Commercial Street, Provincetown
Bill Evaul is a painter and print maker. Born in Philadelphia in 1949, Evaul received his early art education from a gifted teacher, Rosabelle Semple, as well as in classes at The Fleisher Art Memorial. He studied painting and drawing at Syracuse University from 1967-70, and then moved to Provincetown where he was offered fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center from 1970-72. He received two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has lived and worked on Cape Cod ever since, giving lectures, leading workshops, producing artwork in a variety of media, and specializing in the white-line woodcut. Don’t miss his show at Provincetown Art Association and Museum this summer, July 1 through August 21.
Starting in the late 70’s, Evaul spent more than ten years dividing his time in the studio with a career in the arts administration field as museum/gallery director-curator before returning to the studio full-time. As a result, Evaul embarked on a continuing series of alternative space exhibitions of his paintings and prints at such places as Thos. Moser Cabinet Maker Showrooms, Portland, ME; Philadelphia, PA, and Alexandria, VA; and in New York City at Bergdorf-Goodman, 5th Ave & 57th St., SMED International Show rooms, SoHo, and the studios of SMA RealTime Video in SoHo, New York City.
While living in New York, Evaul further developed his print making skills by working at Solo Press contract printing for artists — and teaching lithography at Pratt Graphics Center. As a contributing writer for Print Review and other magazines, he produced reviews and scholarly articles including an important historical research paper entitled “The Provincetown Printers: Genesis of a Unique Woodcut Tradition” which helped in the revival of the obscure and nearly lost technique of single-block “white-line” print making.
Evaul’s work has been exhibited or collected by many museums including The Zimmerli Museum of Art at Rutgers University, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Sunrise Art Museum, The Kresge Art Museum, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, The Cape Museum of Fine Art and others.
Alongside his painting, Evaul has produced over 200 woodblock images and over 3,000 prints. He pushes the limits of the medium by utilizing multiple layering of color and expanding the images in size and complexity. Seeking out the finest of hand-made Japanese papers and other water-leaf papers, he produces small, medium and large scale work, the largest of which measure 3’ x 6’. A print from his Muse-Musicians series, “The Joint is Jumpin’” was included in the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition sponsored show, Provincetown and the Art of Print making.
As an educator, William Evaul periodically presents lectures and workshops at a variety of institutions including: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; The Sunrise Art Museum, Charleston, WV, Syracuse University School of Art, Syracuse, NY; The Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ and others, as well as many local arts and historical institutions on Cape Cod, MA.