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David Jones (1895-1974), Poet and artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Jones studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts before enlisting in the army in 1915. After the war he trained as an engraver with Eric Gill, at Ditchling, Sussex. In 1928, he joined the Seven and Five Society, a society of watercolourists and painters headed by Ben Nicholson, including Christopher Wood and Ivon Hitchens. His work was exhibited at the Goupil Gallery, at the International Exhibition in Venice, and at the World's Fair in New York. In 1937 Jones published his book of poetry, In Parenthesis. His poem The Anathemata (1952), was considered by W.H. Auden to be the most important long poem written in English in the twentieth century.

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P797(27)

David Jones

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 4 August 1964
NPG P797(27)

x88234

David Jones

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, October 1965
NPG x88234

x23334

David Jones

by Janet Stone
bromide print, 1966
NPG x23334

x4047

David Jones

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on card mount, August 1973
NPG x4047

x4111

David Jones

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print, August 1973
NPG x4111