Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery (born May 2, 1930 in New York, New York) is an American artist known primarily for her metal work. She has also worked as a printmaker, lithographer and curator. She received the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Art historian Floyd Coleman has said she “is an important figure in American art. She has a long career of participating and assuming leadership in progressive causes that promoted the arts and the development of community.
The sculptor Barbara Hepworth was born in the former mill town of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in 1921, and it is at the Hepworth Wakefield, a gallery named in her honor, which was created 10 years ago by the architect David Chipperfield in the pleasing shape of a jostle of wonky, gray cubes partly surrounded by a river (it’s a little like a jangly Modernist take on a moated castle keep), that her work is being celebrated in a thoroughgoing retrospective.
Hyperallergic discusses what is the first solo exhibition in New York of an artist who has a measure of recognition in France and is known for having stopped painting in 2011.