Evan Lindquist

First Artist Laureate
for the State of Arkansas


Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, Energy, copperplate engraving

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Legacy: Evan Lindquist
16 pages
Essay, "Man with a Burin"
by Judith K. Brodsky,
Founder of Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University.
Introduction by Les Christensen.



Born 1936, Salina, Kansas. Evan Lindquist grew up in Solomon, Kansas; Odessa, Missouri; and Emporia, Kansas. In 1958, he married artist Sharon Lindquist. They have two sons.

1950-1960: Self-employed as a calligrapher and engrosser, with works on commission from national Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, creating hand-lettered charters and membership certificates for national distribution.

1954-1958: Art and Biology at Emporia State University. Degree Bachelor of Science in Education with honors in 1958.

1958-1960: Employed as Staff Artist at Emporia State University.

1960-1963: Graduate Printmaking at University of Iowa with Artist-Printmaker Mauricio Lasansky. Degree Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 1963.

1963-2003: Professor of Art, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro. Taught Printmaking and Drawing.

2003-present: Artist-Printmaker in private studio, Jonesboro.

Selected Honors

2003: Retired from teaching. Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Art, Arkansas State University.

2013: First Artist Laureate for the State of Arkansas by Act of Legislature and Governor Mike Beebe.

2010: Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), New York City.

2010: Centennial list of 100 Most Distinguished Faculty Members from 1909 to 2009, Arkansas State University

2009: 100 Years 100 Voices, 1909-2009, Arkansas State University.

2004: Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Arkansas Arts Council and Governor of The State of Arkansas.

2004: Distinguished Alumni Award, Emporia State University

1981: Outstanding Faculty Member, Arkansas State University

1981: First Chairman of the President’s Fellows, Arkansas State University

Solo exhibitions: more than 60
Prizes and awards: more than 80
Competitive exhibitions: more than 300

Selected Public Collections
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Albertina, Vienna, Austria; Art Institute of Chicago; Baltimore Museum of Art; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro; Columbia University Libraries, NYC; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland; Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New york; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Syracuse University Art Galleries; Uffizi, Florence, Italy; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Selected Online Biographies

Follow links below to see detailed profiles.

"Evan Lindquist: The Artist, His Process and Influence".
by Charles Kaufman.
Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA).
Evan Lindquist, article by Charles Kaufman

Biography: The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.

Biography - WIKIPEDIA
Evan Lindquist

Personal Interview
for Baltimore Museum of Art, by Scott Ponemone
ART I SEE blog, "Evan Lindquist: An Engravers Engraver"

Newsletter of the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Society, Baltimore Museum of Art (cover and short version of Interview).
Evan Lindquist: An Engravers Engraver

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An Artist's Statement

Throughout the 1950s, I enjoyed working as a calligrapher. In 1955, I began learning to engrave lines into copper plates, a medium which I use for Printmaking. I've concentrated on that medium since 1960.

Copperplate engraving was invented about 600 years ago and has been known under many different names, including “burin engraving” and “line engraving”. It is often confused with “etching” and “drypoint”. At one time copperplate engraving was known as the most important of the commercial printing processes, but by the 1950s, it was largely forgotten, misunderstood, and dismissed as “a lost art”.

It was considered too difficult during the 20th century to be commercially useful, but copperplate engraving is my favorite medium of choice.

Artist's Résumé

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Evan Lindquist Master Printmaker, opening reception at The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, September 27 - November 10, 2002 Opening reception, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. September 27 - November 10, 2002

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