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Born in London, John Wells studied medicine at University College Hospital from 1925 – 30 taking evening classes at St Martins School of Art during the same period. In 1928 he met Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood in Cornwall and then later, whilst working as a doctor on the Scilly Isles during the war, he spent time in Cornwall with Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo all of whom were close friends. It was through these visits to Cornwall and correspondence with these artists that John Wells came to Constructivism. The purity and balance of his early constructivist early painting from this period is often commented on. Through his involvement in the St Ives community he founded the Crypt Group, St Ives and later in 1949 he became a founding member of the Penwith Societ...

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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