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(Maurice) Denton Welch (1915-1948), Novelist and painter

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Welch's first vocation was painting, but after a serious bicycling accident in 1935, from which he never really recovered, he took up writing and was the author of poems, short stories and three largely autobiographical novels, Maiden Voyage (1943), In Youth is Pleasure (1945) and A Voice through a Cloud, the last, like his Journals, published posthumously (1950,52).

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(Maurice) Denton Welch

by (Maurice) Denton Welch
oil on hardboard, circa 1940-1942
NPG 4080