Devas, Anthony

BORN 8 Jan 1911, Bromley, Greater London - DIED 21 Dec 1958, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Putney Vale, Stag Lane

Anthony Devas studied at the Slade School in London (1928-1931). There he met the artist and writer Nicolette MacNamara who became his wife (her sister Caitlin married Dylan Thomas).

He was soon successful as a portrait painter and from 1940 onwards he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1953 he was elected into the Academy. His work was exhibited at the Leicester Galleries and at the National Gallery.

His daughter Emma (b.1936) married Lord Monson in 1955 and had three sons with him. After several years of ill health he died in 1958, aged only 47.


The grave of Anthony Devas at Putney Vale Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2011)


Devas family

Develey, Johann Conrad

Published: 26 Jan 2013
Last update: 08 Mar 2022