|Dulah Llan Evans Krehbiel
Indian Home, Laguna Pueblo
8.5 x 10.5 "
The Krehbiel Corporation
Dulah Llan Evans was born February 17, 1876, to pioneer residents of Oskaloosa, Iowa, David and Marie Ogg Evans. She was brought up (along with her sister, Mayetta, and two brothers, Walter and Carl) in a low rambling house of many rooms that was reminiscent of the homes of Llandloe, Wales, where her father was from. David Evans, a well-educated man, was the architect and builder of the Evans Building, which stands to this day on the main street in Oskaloosa. He saw to it that his children also received a good education. Dulah attended Penn College, graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, and did postgraduate work at the Art Students League in New York, where she won many first place awards in illustration classes under the instruction of Walter Appleton Clark. She also studied at the Charles Hawthorne School in Princeton, Massachusetts, and at the New York School of Art under William Merritt Chase.
This was the "Golden Age of Illustration" (1865-1917) and Dulah was part of it. She held a place in the prestigious Tree Studio building in Chicago from 1903 through 1905 along with other well-known artists such as Pauline Palmer, Walter Marshall Clute, and Louis Betts. Becoming a successful commercial artist, Dulah illustrated covers for several publications, including Ladies Home Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, and Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly.
Photography was an important tool in Dulah Evans' works. She made many trips southwest to New Mexico from the years 1900 through 1905, photographing Native American subjects that would later be used as the basis for her paintings and prints. An example of this is her lithograph, "Indian Home, Laguna Pueblo."