Pictured: Craftsman George Fry in Paul Evans Studio

 

The furniture and sculpture dreamed up by American designer Paul Evans would not have been realized without the help of a dedicated team of artisans, fabricators and metalworkers who assisted him from his early days in a small New Hope, Pennsylvania showroom with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell to his later career with the furniture firm of Directional. One of Evans's longest affiliations was the craftsman George Fry Jr. who assisted Evans, Dorsey Reading, Robert "Cool" Thomas and othes in the creation of fantastic, exuberant, and sculptural craft furniture. Largely credited with developing the "Sculpted Bronze" series, George Fry Jr. was on the cutting-room floor of design and innovation. Fry began his career as a studio assistant to Phillip Lloyd Powell, before joining forces with Evans, with whom he remained until the firm's dissolution. 

 

Lot 10 | Paul Evans Studio, Unique "Union-Alls" for George Fry, Lee Clothing Brand, USA, circa 1965, $300-500

 

Literature: 

Constance Kimmerle, Paul Evans Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, pp. 60, 199 (for a discussion of George Fry Jr. and his contributions to the Paul Evans studio)

 

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