WELLS, Peter J

1919 - 2013

Born at Edmonton, London on 12 January 1919, son of Herbert Percy Wells (29 May 1890-1972), a shipping clerk, and his wife Annie Florence née McMillan (9 June 1889-1976), who married at Edmonton in 1914 and in 1939 were living at 15 Ground Parade, Mans Queens Avenue, Hornsey, Middlesex. Educated privately and studied at the University of London and the University of Manchester, and later at Hornsey School of Art 1952-1954. He married in Belgium in 1946 Elisabeth van der Meulen (1915-1967) and secondly at Braintree, Essex in 1988, Gillian Anne Hayes-Newington (born January 1934) and had one daughter. He exhibited at Hornsey Artists 1953; The Crest Gallery, London 1982; Ellingham Mill Art Society 1984; The Loggia Gallery 1988; Fermoy Gallery, Kings Lynn, Norfolk and elsewhere. A painter and a poet, he founded 'The One Time Press' which, after his death was continued by his daughter Mary Wells, and son-in-law, Jonathan Nevitt. He lived at Model Farm, Linstead Magna, Halesworth, Suffolk and died in September 2013, aged 94. www.onetimepress.com

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