Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
FELL, Charles Yates 1854–1918…
FELL, Charles Yates 1854–1918
Born Nelson, son of Alfred Fell, merchant. Took lessons with the Rev. Meyrick Lully, “The Glen”, Brook Street, Nelson, and later with Archdeacon Paul. From 1859, when his parents returned to England, educated at King's College School, London, and at St. John's College, Oxford 1863–67. Was admitted to bar, Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple. Married 1867 and returned to New Zealand 1870. After death of his wife he married the daughter of A. S. Atkinson, niece of the painter D. K. Richmond. In 1885 visited England but returned to Nelson. Fell had painted in watercolour while at King's College but did not paint seriously until later life. He accompanied the painter H. M. Gore on a sketching tour of Maitai Valley. Died in Nelson.