NameWalter James EVANS
Birth22 Jul 1905
DeathApr 1986, Harare, Zimbabwe
MotherLois Ethel SLATTER (1877-1944)
 Carol Ann (1938-1988)
Notes for Walter James EVANS
Farmed in the Bindura district
Notes for Joan Lois (Spouse 1)
UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed London November 11, 1907 contracted to land at Cape Ton the Ship Johannesburg, own
J. L. Capell, age 2
A. A. Capell, age 4
L. E. Capell, age 30
A. E. Capell, soldier, age 37

Listed as a first class passenger on the Oruba (Royal Mail Steam Packet Company) arrived Southampton July 7, 1913, departed Trinidad,
Algernon Essex Capell, army age 43,
Lois Ethel Capell age 34,
Algernon Capell age 9,
Joan Capell age 7,
Robert Capell age 4.
Permanent address Grenada. They seem to be accompanied by a governess.

Joan Evans - Rhodesian Artist from
“I get an enormous amount of pleasure out of my work, and people seem to like my pictures:’ says the Rhodesian artist, Joan Evans, whose interest in painting “started, I think, when I was about two years old.”

Her talent continued to grow under the guidance of her father, Colonel Capell, a former Commissioner of Police, but as a child, Joan “never went to art school” and then “hadn’t much time for painting” during the first twenty-two years of her married life, which were spent on a farm in Bindura. Later, however, she began working in oils in Salisbury and her first exhi­bition was opened by the then Sir Godfrey Huggins in the State lottery Hall in 1953. A further exhibition in 1960 established her in the public eye and, since then, “people have got used to my style of painting and they particularly want me to do M’sasas because these are Rhodesian,” while her landscapes have become symbolic too.

for more go to the website above

her paintings
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