The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Even among "originals," North Carolina artist Minnie Evans (1892-1987)
is an original. She did not begin to draw until she was 43 years old, but
then she drew for nearly 50 years. She was untrained in the field of art,
but her work is in museums across the country. The images are as timeless
as mandalas, the forms as many and as diverse as the creatures on the Ark,
the colors as hopeful as Noah's rainbow. A deeply religious woman, Minnie
Evans considered her paintings responses to God's call.
Southgate MT. King. JAMA. 2002;288(18):2225. doi:10.1001/jama.288.18.2225