EVANS, David, 1894-1959

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David Evans (1894 - March 14, 1959) was trained in sculpting at the Royal College of Art in London, England.



  • Name: David Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 1894
  • Place of birth: Manchester, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Spouse(s):
  • Children: Andree (b. 1931), Martin (b. 1940)
  • Meeting: Westminster Meeting, Welwyn Meeting, Hertford & Hitchin Monthly Meeting
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 14 March 1959
  • Place of death: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • Works by:


David Evans, details of whose birth and parentage are not at present (1980) traced, was born about the year 1894(1). He came from Manchester and while training at the Royal College of Art won the Prix de Rome which entitled him to three years' study in Italy(2).

He was a well known sculptor. His most widely known work was the two figures of Gog and Magog for the Guildhall in London which replaced in 1953 those destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. He was one of four sculptors chosen for several works on the new Bank of England building near St Paul's Cathedral. He had exhibited at the Royal Academy for many years and among his works were portrait heads and busts of John Galsworthy, Sir Hugh Walpole and Dr J.Rendel Harris (1852-1941 qv). He was a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

His name appears in the 1940 Bedfordshire QM printed list of members under Welwyn, but as a member of another monthly meeting. In the 1941 printed list he is shown as a member of Hertford & Hitchin MM with "wife non-member" and two children, Andree (b. 1931) and Martin (b. 1940). The children are shown as atttenders in the 1941 printed list, as members on the temporary list in 1942 and up to the 1959 list.

David Evans of 26 Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City, died on March 14, 1959 at the age of sixty-five. He was burried at Golders Green Crematorium.

References and Notes

1. Aged 65 at death
2. The Friend vol 68, p 657
3. Digest of Deaths: no description of him is given

N.B. There is no reference to him in J Friends Hist Soc vols 1-45


  • The Friend vol 117 (1959) p 385
  • The Friend vol 93 (1935) p 487 (portrait)
  • The Friend vol 117 (1959) p 531
  • Digest of Deaths in Frds Hse Lib., Lond.
  • Friend, Lond., 117, 1959, p.385, 531
  • The Friend (London), 68:657, 93(1935):487 (portrait).
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