Signature Styles

Over a 40-year period, Fred Bevans’ signature on his wood carvings varied significantly. The earliest pieces were signed “FRED BEVANS” in block letters and date from the 1960s through the 1970s (Style 1). This signature form evolved to script, still signed simply “Fred Bevans,” in the 1970s and 1980s (Style 2). Later, he used his full name, Fred T. Bevans, Jr. Sometime in the 1990s, he had a metal stamp made of his signature, Fred T. Bevans, Jr., and burned this signature into either the actual piece or a plaque that was attached to the piece, base, or case (Style 3). This “brand” was used from the 1990s to the early 2000s. Bevans signed approximately one third of his wood sculptures. Only two pieces have been discovered with dates on them.

Block letters, c.1960s-70s
Style 1. Block letters, c.1960s-70s
Script, c. 1970s-90s
Style 2. Script, c. 1970s-90s
Block letters, 1998
Variation - Block letters, 1998
Block letters, 1990s
Variation - Block letters, 1990s
Brand, c. 1990s-2000s
Style 3. Brand, c. 1990s-2000s
Brand, c. 1990s-2000s
Style 3. Brand, c. 1990s-2000s