Anthony DEVAS 1911–1958
Painter of portraits and genre. Born 8 January 1911 at Bromley, Kent. Studied at the Slade School 1927–30. Associated with members of the Euston Road Group. First exhibited at the Cooling Galleries 1936; later showed at Agnew's, Wildenstein's, the Leicester Galleries, and from 1940 at the R.A. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1943, R.P. 1945, A.R.A. 1953. Worked in Civil Defence during the 1939–45 war. Painted a portrait of the Queen for the Honourable Artillery Company 1957, and also occasional still-life, landscape and conversation pieces. Died in London 21 December 1958.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I