Merlyn Evans (1910-1973)
Born in Cardiff in 1910, Evans studied at Glasgow School of Art and in 1930, exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1931, he won a free place at the Royal College of Art in London and went on to teach art in secondary education. He also exhibited with the London Group and at the International Surrealist Exhibition during this period. In 1949 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Leicester Galleries, and in 1956 the Whitechapel Gallery held a retrospective. In 1963 he took a studio in St Ives for the summer, where he went annually thereafter.