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Evangeline Juliet Montgomery Edit Profile

curator , lithographer , printmaker , sculptor

Evangeline Juliet Montgomery, exhibits and museum specialist, artist. Recipient Smithsonian fellow, 1973; National Endowment Arts grantee, 1973, Third World Fund grantee, 1974.


Montgomery, Evangeline Juliet was born on May 2, 1933 in New York City. Daughter of Oliver Paul and Carmelite Thompson.


Student, California State University, Los Angeles, 1958—1962. Student, U-California, Berkeley, 1969—1970. Associate of Arts, Los Angeles City College, 1958.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College Arts & Crafts, 1969.


She has also worked as a printmaker, lithographer and curator. Montgomery moved to Los Angeles in 1955 where she worked in jewelry design. She received her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969.

Montgomery started working for the United States State Department's Arts America Program. Under the Arts America Program, Montgomery fostered successful fine art programs both in the United States and internationally. In 2005, Blacks in Government (BIG) started the Evangeline J. Montgomery Scholarship Fund which has given out more than $40,000 in scholarships.


  • She received the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Bowie State College, 1973, Hampton Institute Museum, 1974, Taylor Gallery, 1974, De Paul University Gallery, 1974, Seattle World Expo Black Pavilion, 1974, exhibited in group shows at Mills College Art Gallery, 1971-1973, exhibited in group shows, Oakland Museum, California, 1974, Berkeley Arts Center, 1975, Brook Memorial Gallery, Memphis, 1979, Represented in permanent collections Los Angeles Board Education, Oakland Museum, Southern Illinois University, Normal, Museum Afro-American Artists, Roxbury, Massachusetts.


Holy Scripture always has been the authoritative and trustworthy guide for knowing and serving the God who is revealed as Creator, Savior and Advocate.


Baptists should be faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in their personal relationships and local communities as they demonstrate the power of the Gospel to reconcile all persons in Christ.


God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


Member San Francisco Art Commission, 1976—1979, chairman visual arts committee, 1976—1979. Member of Metal Arts Guild California (president 1972-1974), National Association Negro Business & Professional Women (national fine arts director 1976-1979), American Craftsmen Council, American Association State & Local History, National Conference Artists (national coordinator regio 1973-1979), American Association Museum.


Oliver Paul

Carmelite Thompson