David Jones 1895-1974
Painter, illustrator & war poet. During World War One he served on the Western Front, an experience which had a huge impact on his creativity, and possibly, led to his conversion to catholicism. For a while he lived within Eric Gill's artistic community at Ditchling, Sussex, where he was taught carpentry & wood engraving.
I particularly like his delicate paintings from the late 1940's-50's which look like they have been doodled in pen & ink over watercolour washes. His oil paintings have a much denser quality, deeper colours and their content also reflects a much heavier religious or mythological subject matter too.For an essay on David Jones' work go to...