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Summertime in Devon

Period:
20th Century
Description:
William Atkinson Page Wells was born in Glasgow but went to London to study, at the Slade School of Art.  He returned to Glasgow after his training, but only for a brief period. Financial pressure soon forced him to take up a post as a theatrical scene painter in Lancashire.  He eventually settled in Devon where he painted Devonshire scenes of which this is a typical example with its vast sky and midday sun shining on a group of small figures set in a wide open space. 
Materials/Media:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
720 x 1020mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
FA/A238
Digital Number:
EAFA129n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council