Virginia Bargar Evans (1894-1983)

Virginia Bargar Evans was a painter, sculptor, glass designer and art educator. She studied at the Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute of Technology and the School of Fine Arts in Fontainebleau, France.

Evans exhibited her work while in Europe, returning to Wheeling, West Virginia in the 1930s. She painted landscape, portrait/figurative, genre and still life subjects in a variety of realist and abstract styles that included Impressionism, Cubism, and Abstract Expressionism. In the 1950s-60s she worked in the Ohio Valley area as a designer for the Imperial, Fostoria, Warwick and Viking glass companies.

Evans was a member of the Wheeling Art Club, Allied Artists of Pittsburgh, National Association of Women Painters and Sculptures, American Federation of Arts, and the National Academy of Woman Artists.