Meryln Evans was born in Cardiff, Wales; he studied at Glasgow School of Art and won a travelling scholarship which took him to Germany and Scandinavia. His first etchings date from 1930, he exhibited at the London Surrealist Exhibition in 1936. In the late 1940s he began to make colour prints incorporating combinations of etching, aquatint, engraving and drypoint. In 1957, having learnt the technique in Paris shortly before, he used the sugar-lift aquatint process to produce a suite of six large scale prints, Vertical Suite in Black, which were published the following year by the St George’s Gallery, London.

Out of Print British Printmaking 1946-1976, The British Council 1994

Further reading:
The Graphic work of Merlyn Evans; A Retrospective Exhibition, introduction by Robert Erskine, essay by Bryan Robertson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1972