David Jones


David Jones, ‘The Garden Enclosed’ 1924
The Garden Enclosed 1924
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Walter David Jones CH, CBE (known as David Jones, 1 November 1895 – 28 October 1974) was a painter and one of the first-generation British modernist poets. As a painter he worked chiefly in watercolour, on portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was also a wood-engraver and inscription designer. As a writer he was considered by T. S. Eliot to be of major importance, while his work The Anathemata was seen by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English in the 20th century. Help in forming his work came from his Christian beliefs and Welsh heritage.

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