David Jones (1895 - 1974)
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Everyman by David Jones
Everyman. 1929
Our Lady was a Milkmaid by David Jones
Our Lady was a Milkmaid. 1923
The Bride by David Jones
The Bride. 1930


Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, writer and maker of inscriptions, Jones was born in Blockley, Kent, the son of a Welsh printer. He studied with A.S. Heartsick at Camberwell School of Art between 1909 and 1915. He served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during WW1, being invalided home after action in France. The war, Welsh meh and landscape, his Roman Catholic faith, poetry and legend were some of the themes that threaded their way through Jones' writings and art, his watercolours rich in layered imagery. He studied under Bernard Meninsky and Walter Bayes at Westminster School of Art, then joined Eric Gill's Guild of St.Joseph and St.Dominic in Sussex. He was a member of SWE and the 7 & 5 Society and was exhibited widely abroad. He became an accomplished engraver, working for the Golden Cockerel Press and illustrated Douglas Cleverdon's 1929 edition of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'with ten superb copper engravings.He won many prizes and awards and was made a Companion of Honour in 1974. Fifty years of his celebrated book 'The Anathema' (1952) was marked by an exhibition at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea in 2002. The Tate Gallery and many other public collections hold his work.