Robert Douglas Wells Biography

Robert Douglas Wells

British

1875-1963

Biography

Robert Douglas Wells was born in 1875. He studied architecture at Trinity College, Cambridge between 1893 and 1896 and then worked as an apprentice with the firm Stevenson and Redfern in London between 1896 and 1899. He then worked with Ralph Seldon Wornum for a year. In 1901 he was awarded a scholarship to the British School in Athens where he worked with Bosanquet in eastern Crete. Later that year he began an independent practice in London.

Wells, who was also an accomplished watercolorist is best known for his architectural subject matters, signing his work as Douglas Wells. Wells died in 1963.