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Mission: The Roundtop Trust is a charitable trust created to preserve for posterity a collection of works by Pennsylvania artist Rob Evans. Bringing together key works spanning the breadth of the artist's career, this collection will be used for study, museum exhibitions and to provide insight and education about the themes dealt with in the artist's work such as sustainability, environmental preservation and the cycles and artifacts of the natural world as metaphors for the human experience.

Background: Named for "Roundtop", the artist's maternal grandparents' homestead located on a ridge (in eastern York County) overlooking the Susquehanna River, the trust was formed with the help of several patrons interested in helping preserve Rob Evans' legacy as an artist. The formation of the trust was prompted by the fact that several of the artist's most important works, owned by a long time patron and dear friend of the artist who recently passed away, became available for sale by this patron's family. The immediate goal of the trust is to purchase these works, plus several other currently available major works, to form the nucleus of a permanent collection of the artists' work.

This collection would be available for study by students and interns as well as for loans to museums for group or solo exhibitions. In addition the trust would support working with students or interns to archive and create a catalog raisonne of Evans' entire output as an artist including paintings, drawings, prints, sketchbooks as well as letters, articles, books, etc.

Down the road the goal would be to eventually raise an endowment to provide for ongoing purchases, curatorial management of the collection (including customized shipping crates and storage), oversight of museum loans and exhibits, production of a book featuring the work, etc.


Phase I - The following is the first group of works sought for acquisition (including 2 large scale triptychs - see below images):

March Dig I, 1985, graphite on paper, 21 x 25 inches

Moth, 1993, acrylic on panel, 24 x 72 inches (triptych)

Metamorphosis (study for "Cicada"), 1996, charcoal and conte on paper, 40 x 30 inches

Elizabeth Quinn Sleeping, 2005, 6 color hand pulled lithograph from 1 stone and 5 plates, 10.3 x 10 inches

Origins, 2007, oil on museum board mounted on aluminum panel, 84 x 76 x 6 inches (altarpiece/triptych)


Funding is currently being solicited to enable the acquisition of these works. The total needed to acquire all 5 works in Phase I is $75,000. Please note that although it is a charitable trust, the Roundtop Trust is not tax exempt and therefore contributions are not tax deductible at this time. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, in any amount, please visit the Go-Fund-Me page that has been set up to accomodate donations, including gift benefits for giving at various levels:

Roundtop Trust Go-Fund-Me page


or please send a check payable to "Roundtop Trust" to:

Roundtop Trust c/o Rob Evans

7152 Roundtop Lane

Wrightsville, PA 17368

Your support of this project in any amount is deeply appreciated!  





Elizabeth Quinn Sleeping




March Dig I