John Wells, born in 1907 in London, was an artist and maker of relief constructions, associated with the St Ives group. He learned to paint at evening classes at Saint Martin's School of Art. He was the co-founder of the Crypt Group and the Penwith Society of artists. His work is represented in the Tate Gallery. His works of geometric abstraction were influenced by Gabo, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. Wells died on July 28, 2000 on the Penwith peninsula.