John Sanderson Wells RBA RI
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John Sanderson Wells lived in Banbury, and later in London, where he studied at the Slade and later at Julianís in Paris. He exhibited a large number of paintings at the major exhibitions between 1890 and 1940, becoming RBA in 1896 and RI in 1903. In 1943 he loaned four pictures to the exhibition of sporting paintings held at the Preston Art Gallery.
Wells painted many hunting and coaching pictures as well as genre, sea pictures and portraits. Some of his pictures were costume pieces. His hunting scenes normally had plenty of hounds in them, showing a great variety of movement.