(Maurice) Denton Welch

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(Maurice) Denton Welch, by (Maurice) Denton Welch, circa 1940-1942 - NPG 4080 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

(Maurice) Denton Welch

by (Maurice) Denton Welch
oil on hardboard, circa 1940-1942
18 1/4 in. x 15 7/8 in. (476 mm x 403 mm)
Given by subscribers, 1958
Primary Collection
NPG 4080

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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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