Minnie Evans at the Archives of American Art

About the Project

Minnie Evans (1892-1987) was an African American outsider artist active from the 1930s to the 1980s. She is best-known for her vision-inspired artwork, and has been variously called an outsider artist, folk artist, surrealist, and visionary artist. She met photographer Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) in 1962, and Starr became her life-long friend, advocate, and dealer in the art world. Explore Minnie Evans’ life and work through her own words in transcripts of interviews between Evans and Starr, and find out why Evans said, “My work is just as strange to me as they are to anyone else.” Help us transcribe and make the life of this artist more discoverable to everyone!

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