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Jehan Daly (1918-2001)

Painter born in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire the son of stained glass artist William Daly. “Jehan”, pronounced John studied at Kidderminster under his father before winning a scholarship in 1937 to the RCA. While at the RCA he met fellow artist John Ward who was to become and remain a life-long friend. His studies were interrupted when at the outbreak of World War II he enlisted in the 8th Army seeing action abroad. He returned to complete his RCA studies from 1946-50. Daly taught subsequently at Wimbledon School of Art and at St. Martin's School of Art and occasionally illustrated articles for magazines such as “Housewife”.He showed in group exhibitions at Wildenstein's and was afforded a solo exhibition at Agnew's, Bond Street. A meticulous draughtsman Daly’s output was very small and his painstaking drawings became collectors’ items amongst the cognoscenti. A near neighbour of his friend John Ward, Daly was encouraged to exh