David Evans Tribute

Joachim Feise (jfeise@ICS.uci.edu)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 14:29:36 -0700


The computer world lost one of its geniuses
and pioneers on Oct. 4. David C. Evans, a
visionary in the use of computers to simulate
reality for design and training purposes, died
after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
He was 74.
Evans, who co-founded Evans & Sutherland
Computer Corp. with former Harvard professor Ivan
Sutherland, was known as the father of computer
graphics. He also established and chaired the
University of Utah's department of computer science,
giving it a top reputation in the computer graphics
world. Over the years he mentored such
computer-industry leaders as Alan Ashton of
WordPerfect, Edwin Catmull of Pixar (maker of the film
Toy Story), John Warnock of Adobe, and James Clark,
founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape.