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David Emery Gascoyne

(1916-2001), Poet

Sitter in 7 portraits
Gascoyne's first collection Roman Balcony and other Poems was published when he was sixteen. That same year he travelled to Paris, drawn to the avant-garde experimentation. In the late 1930s he abandoned surrealist prose after discovering the poems of Pierre Jean Jouve (1887-1976) and enjoyed critical success with works including 'Man's Life is this Meat' (1936) and 'Requiem' (1950). In the 1960s he suffered from depression and while a psychiatric patient Gascoyne met his future wife, Judy Lewis, who helped him recover from depression. In 1996 he was awarded the 'Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres'.

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David Emery Gascoyne, by Jankel Adler - NPG 6939

David Emery Gascoyne

by Jankel Adler
pastel, 1940s
NPG 6939

David Emery Gascoyne, by Bettina Shaw-Lawrence - NPG 6940

David Emery Gascoyne

by Bettina Shaw-Lawrence
pen and ink, 1944
NPG 6940

David Emery Gascoyne, by Rollie McKenna - NPG P1669

David Emery Gascoyne

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1669

David Emery Gascoyne, by Gertrude Hermes - NPG 5971

David Emery Gascoyne

by Gertrude Hermes
bronze bust, 1956
NPG 5971

David Emery Gascoyne, by Mark Gerson - NPG x35717

David Emery Gascoyne

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1987
NPG x35717

David Emery Gascoyne, by Matthew R. Lewis - NPG x136365

David Emery Gascoyne

by Matthew R. Lewis
vintage bromide print, 1989
NPG x136365

David Emery Gascoyne, by Marc Atkins - NPG x87649

David Emery Gascoyne

by Marc Atkins
gelatin silver print, 1996
NPG x87649

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