Evelyn Metzger

Nude Woman Crocheting by Evelyn Metzger

Nude Woman Crocheting by Evelyn Metzger

Evelyn Borchard Metzger (American, 1911–2007) was born in New York City, New York and studied art at the Art Students League in New York and Vassar College. Metzger studied sculpture with Sally Farnham and painting with George Grosz, Raphael Soyer, and Umberto Romano. Metzger moved to South America and where she lived for many years. She worked under Guzman de Rojas in Bolivia and Demetrio Umuchua in Buenos Aires. The artist painted a variety of subjects in various styles including Realism, Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism. Her favorite subject was painting many urban genre scenes of New York City at the time, serene landscapes, and depictions of nature. 

Evelyn Metzger participated in numerous group shows in museums and galleries and held several solo shows including some in New York and Paris. In 1950, she had a major exhibition in Argentina. Metzger's work can be found in numerous major museum and private collections worldwide.