Paul R. Evans II, born in 1931, was a furniture designer, sculptor, and artist, who is most well known for his furniture design and his contribution to the American craft Movement of the 1970s. His unique creations of metal sculpted furniture set him apart. He studied at several institutions including the Philadelphia Textile Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and Cranbrook Academy of Art. He later settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and shared a showroom with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell. Paul Evans introduced several series of furniture lines; such as Argente series, Sculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the popular Cityscape series. Evans pieces were often signed, and some of the custom items have a signature along with a date. Paul Evans' combination of handcraft and technology anticipated the limited edition art furniture of today. The artist's relationship with Directional Furniture set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece is made by hand, finished by hand, supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time. Pieces by Paul Evans cross over from furniture into art.