Arts and Humanities
Though not in the mainstream of American art, Philip Evergood (1901-1973) was an unusually talented artist. Labeled expressionistic, surrealistic, and even gothic, he was really an aesthetic lone wolf with a restless, quizzical glance, a slightly halting but resonant voice (distinguished by a trace of Etonian accent), and a somewhat suspicious manner that quickly dissolved into a sparkling and mischievous smile (fig. 1). Timidity was a characteristic foreign to his exuberant nature. He was proud to think he bore a strong resemblance to his paternal grandfather, one of Australia's most successful businessmen, who had evidenced "a great warmth and loving quality for those he respected, rich or poor, but also a testy, irritable capacity for those he felt were untrue, malicious, conceited or stupid".
Taylor, Kendall, "Philip Evergood and Ideologism in the 1930s" (1991). Library Associates. Paper 279.