(Walter) David Michael Jones(1895-1974), Poet and artist
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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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