David Jones (1895-1974)

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Aparitions by David Jones
Aparitions. 1925
 
Everyman by David Jones
Everyman. 1929
 
Gulliver Creeps through the Gate by David Jones
Gulliver Creeps through the Gate. 1925
 
Gulliver is Knocked Down by an Apple by David Jones
Gulliver is Knocked Down by an Apple. 1925 Sold
 
Gulliver Takes Leave of his Family by David Jones
Gulliver Takes Leave of his Family. 1925
 
Sorrel Nag Offers Hay to Gulliver by David Jones
Sorrel Nag Offers Hay to Gulliver. 1925
 
The Bride by David Jones
The Bride. 1930
 
The Farmer's Wife Scrutinises Gulliver by David Jones
The Farmer's Wife Scrutinises Gulliver. 1925
 
Young Nobleman with Lewd Female by David Jones
Young Nobleman with Lewd Female. 1925 Sold
 
Biography
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.