Lewis, (Alfred) Neville (1895-1972) by Scholes, Robert

(Alfred) Neville Lewis (1895 – 1972) He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and educated there and, later, at the Slade School. He married a fellow student from Ireland. He served in World War I in France, Belgium, and Italy. He became a membr of the New English Art Club in 1920. When his marriage broke up in 1922, he was left with three small children. He sent the children to Cape Town, where relatives raised them, with Neville visiting regularly. When he married Vera Player in 1933, they bought a house in Chelsea and sent for his son Tom, who rejoined them there. He frequently painted and drew black South Africans.

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