David jones was born in Brockley on Howson road in 1895 and died in 1974.He attended Camberwell School of Arts and Craft and Westminster school of Art before He enlisted into the army as a private and saw battle in Ypres and Ireland. After serving in army he returned to poetry and art. He won praise from fellow poets such as T S Eliot and Yeats for his work such as ‘In Parenthesis’ written in 1937 about the first world War. He art is also highly regarded and within many British Gallery collections such as the Tate.In 1985 David Jones was among sixteen Great war Poets commemorated on a slate stone at Westminster Abbey.
Illustrations to The Ancient Mariner, copper engravings (1929)
Arts council collection
This image and the featured image part of the collection.
A memorial stone by the celebrated sculptor John Skleton was unveiled in 1975 on the grave.
David Jone’s poetry can be found on the First World War Digital Archive at : http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections