John Shelley

British painter, born 1938 in Margate, Kent. Studied at Wimbledon School of Art 1953-8 and Slade School of Fine Art 1958. Samuel Palmer and Stanley Spencer are both influences. Shelley recalls meeting Spencer in Cookham in the 1950s: "We were on a student trip, and we all descended upon him as he was painting in the churchyard. He was very nice and offered me a Spangle."
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Annunciation (1968) by John Shelley, oil on board 96 x 157cm, Tate Gallery. The title relates to the man in "angelic" white leaning against his bicycle and the young woman in blue sitting in the arbour: the angel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary. The bicycle confirms the angel's role as messenger.

Annunciation (1968) by John Shelley, oil on board 96 x 157cm, Tate Gallery. The title relates to the man in "angelic" white leaning against his bicycle and the young woman in blue sitting in the arbour: the angel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary. The bicycle confirms the angel's role as messenger.

In a Surrey Garden? (1991) by John Shelley, 23.5 x 29in

In a Surrey Garden? (1991) by John Shelley, 23.5 x 29in

On The Edge of a Park (1991) by John Shelley, oil on canvas 16 x 20in.

On The Edge of a Park (1991) by John Shelley, oil on canvas 16 x 20in.

The Spire (1974) by John Shelley, oil on board  23¼ x 29¼ in.

The Spire (1974) by John Shelley, oil on board 23¼ x 29¼ in.

Scene in Kent (1970) by John Shelley, oil on board 61x76cm

Scene in Kent (1970) by John Shelley, oil on board 61x76cm


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