David Jones (1895-1974) artist and writer is one of the great British artists of the twentieth century. Born 1895 in Brockley, his father a printer's overseer in London came from Holywell, a Welshman, David Jones always thought and identified himself so utterly with things Welsh, his mother of Italian decent was the daughter of a mast and block maker on the Thames.
David Jones was an artist and poet of unique imaginative power; he always referred to having "made" a picture or inscription. 'Dafydd a'm gwnaith' or 'David made me' was often signed on his pictures. "In Parenthesis" one of the many books he wrote, is one of the great classics of the First World War and was performed on Radio4 on Rememberance Day 2004.
In 1921 he went to live at the Catholic Community at Ditchling with Eric Gill they later moved to Capel-y-ffin in the Black Mountains. He later left to establish a reputation of his own. He has been referred to as the greatest painter-poet since Blake. His pictures, inscriptions and writings are steeped in the traditions of the Catholic Church and the Celtic, Arthurian, Roman, Classic worlds and legends.
Print of an original watercolour by David Jones (1960). The original watercolour was exhibited at the Tate Gallery in the David Jones Retrospective Exhibition 1981 and is now in a private collection. A copy of notes "about the Gwener" written by David Jones in 1973 accompanies the Print.
A selection of this artist's current work is shown below.
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|Limited edition Print 150 Curwen Press.
Image size as original 380mm x 570mm (15" x 22½")|
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