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Image result for Edgar de Evia'''Edgar Domingo Evia y Joutard''',[1] known professionally as '''Edgar de Evia''' (July 30, 1910 – February 10, 2003), was a Mexican-born American interiors photographer.

In a career that spanned the 1940s through the 1990s, his photography appeared in magazines and newspapers such as ' ''House & Garden'', ''Look'' and ''The New York Times Magazine'' and advertising campaigns for Borden Ice Cream and Jell-O.

In 1942, homeopathic physician Guy Beckley Stearns and Edgar D. Evia contributed an essay called "''The New Synthesis''", For the ''Laurie's Domestic Medicine'' medical guide.[2]

In a review of the book, ''The New York Times'' stated that "Black and white [photography] is frequently interspersed through the book and serves as a reminder that black and white still has a useful place, even in a world of color, often more convincingly as well. This is pointed up rather persuasively in the portfolio on Edgar de Evia as a 'master of still life' and in the one devoted to the work of Réne Groebli."[3] "Editorial high-key food photography was introduced by Edgar D'Evia in 1953 for the pages of ''Good Housekeeping''."[4]

Melvin Sokolsky, a fashion photographer who has created images for Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, considered Edgar de Evia one of his earliest influences, saying, "I discovered that Edgar was paid $4,000 for a Jell-O ad, and the idea of escaping from my tenement dwelling became an incredible dream and inspiration."[5]

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Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo House, New York City

De Evia also produced commissioned photographic portraits of individuals, including Polish-American violinist Roman Totenberg [6] and the American fashion designer Ralph Lauren.[7]

De Evia's work appeared on ''Applied Photography'',[8] [9] ''Architectural Digest'',[10] ''Good Housekeeping'',[11] ''Shaggy Lamb Fashion'',[12] and ''New York Magazine''.[13]

De Evia worked for Borden Ice Cream (Lady Borden campaign 1956–1960),[14] Celanese Corporation,[15] Gorham Silver,[16] hats by Mr. John of John-Frederics,[17] Leather Industries of America,[18] Maximilian Furs (1950s, all ads had the credit "DeEvia"), McCall's patterns (all ads had the credit "Photograph by Edgar de Evia").[19]

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Church of the Transfiguration and Rectory, New York City

In the 1950s, de Evia's companion and business partner was Robert Denning, who worked in his studio and who would become a leading American interior designer and partner in the firm Denning & Fourcade.[20]


  1. ^ Edgar de Evia, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. ^ cite journal|url=http://www.nesh.com/main/nejh/samples/moskowitz.html|work=The New England Journal of Homeopathy|title=An Appreciation Of Our Literature|first=Richard|last=Moskowitz|volume=10|number=1|edition=Spring/Summer 2001
  3. ^ "Color in Review: Popular Photography's Color Annual Surveys Medium's Current Status", The New York Times, 19 May 1957, page X17
  4. ^ ''Advertising Directions'' by Edward M Gottschall and Arthur Hawkins, New York: Art Directions Book Co., 1996.
  5. ^ ''Melvin Sokolsky’s Affinities'' by Martin Harrison as reproduced on the web [http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0010/seeing01.htm Melvin Sokolsky ''Seeing Fashion''] retrieved June 29, 2006. For a career-wide view of Sokolsky's work, see his [http://www.sokolsky.com website]. For reference to his work for Vogue and other publications, see [http://www.bowhaus.com/news/msokolsky.php4 Sokolsky interview] at bauhaus.com]
  6. ^ De Evia's photographic portrait of Totenberg is featured in the article "Among the Week's Recitalists", The New York Times, 28 March 1948, p. X7.
  7. ^ 1978 photograph featured in the article "New York Look – Saturday in the Park with Ralph" by Jada Yuan & Amy Odell, New York, 26 November 2007 [http://nymag.com/fashion/look/2008/spring/ralph/index3.html online]. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
  8. ^ ''5 expressions on a new film'' #12, 1959
  9. ^ ''Studies in Tone Gradation—the hallmark of excellence'' #60, 1975
  10. ^ "Vincent Fourcade – Celebrating the pleasures of magnificent excess", by Mitchell Owens, ''Architectural Digest,'' January 2000, v. 57 #1, p. 169 – one of twenty five persons named by the magazine "Interior Design Legends".
  11. ^ [http://www.pettipond.com/craze84.htm ''The Petticoat Craze'']. Retrieved August 28, 2006.
  12. ^ cite web|url=https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/lmc1998005661/PP/|title=Shaggy lamb fashion|work=Look Magazine Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
  13. ^ cite magazine|magazine=New York Magazine|date={{date|1988-12-19|mdy|first=Marilyn|last=Bethany|title=As Times Goes By|url=https://books.google.com.br/books?id=q-UCAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA106}}
  14. ^ Ad Lady Borden New Black Cherry Crisp Saturday Evening Post, 30 January 1960
  15. ^ Full page advertisement in ''The New Yorker'' featured in ''The Professional Photographer'' v.80, October 19, 1953
  16. ^ ''Annual of Advertising, Editorial, Television Art & Design'' v. 34
  17. ^ ''McCall's'' v. 79 no. 10
  18. ^ Harper's Bazaar, September 1952
  19. ^ McCall's January and February 1958
  20. ^ cite magazine|first=Mitchell|last=Owens|title=Robert Denning, Champion of Lavish Décor, Is Dead|magazine=The New York Times|date={{date|2005-09-05|mdy|page=B7|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/05/arts/design/robert-denning-78-champion-of-lavish-decor-is-dead.html}}