Llewellyn Petley-Jones (1908-1986)

Llewellyn Petley-Jones was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on Aug 23 1908.

Educated at Strathcona Collegiate Institute in Edmonton where he developed passion for painting from an early age. After a short career in banking, he turned his hand to painting full time and set up a studio in Edmonton, where he became a member of The Art Club and The Alberta Society of Artists.

In January 1940, he married Nancy Corbet, the couple went to Florence for their honeymoon, and stayed there until June 1940, where the outbreak of WWII forced them to move to Southwest London, England.

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