William Henry Davies(1871-1940), Poet
Sitter in 8 portraits
Poet and author; as a young man Davies travelled to America where he spent several years on the road, an experience he later recalled in his most famous book, The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp published in 1908. By then Davies had been adopted by leading literary figures of the day, notably George Bernard Shaw and Edward Thomas, on the strength of his first volume of poetry, The Soul's Destroyer and other poems (1905). He went on to publish four novels and a number of further collections of poems.