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Watercolour, pencil and crayon on paper. Signed and dated. Provenance: Christies 2003

Wells was at the very centre of artistic activity in post-war St Ives. He met Ben and Winifred Nicholson and also Christopher Wood in 1928 and they, along with Naum Gabo, were to become major influences on his work.

From the mid-1960s Wells acquired a second studio in Newlyn, which he shared for nearly thirty years with the sculptor Denis Mitchell where they both worked as assistants to Barbara Hepworth. His work is in many public collections including the Tate, and copious museums and galleries throughout the country.

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