John Wells (1907 - 2000)

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John was born in London, he trained as a doctor and learned to paint at evening classes at Saint Martins School of Art from 1936 to 1945, he worked as a General Practitioner for the Isles of Scilly and then decided to pursue a full-time career as an artist.

At that time he settled in Newlyn, Cornwall and became closely involved with the renowned artistic community at the nearby town of St. Ives. He was the co-founder of the Crypt Group and the Penwith Society of Artists.

He worked with Barbara Hepworth from 1950 to 1951 and exhibited regularly in London, the provinces and abroad.

His work is represented in the Tate Gallery. His works of geometric abstraction were influenced by Gabo, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.

  • John Wells Aspiring FormsAspiring Forms
    Mixed Media
  • Untitled, 1995 1/25
    Etching 1/25