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David Jones: Vision and Memory
12 March 2016 – 5 June 2016| Free
NOTTINGHAM | David Jones (1895–1974) an English painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. A lyrical draughtsman, he responded with delight to the visual world, yet his vision was informed by memory reaching back into the depths of time and history.
This major exhibition, taking place during the centenary of the First World War, displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life in a timely reassessment of one of the most imaginative artists of his era.
Exhibits range from sketches made on the Western Front to watercolours of trees, flowers and thorns, as well as drawings of Arthurian subjects and painted inscriptions. In the 1920s, working in the circle of Eric Gill, Jones became an engraver of the first rank.
David Jones: His Illustrated Books
His illustrated books engage with the world of symbol and myth. An example of which is shown right is The Town Childs Alphabet with verses by Eleanor Farjeon, and designs by David Jones. These books will be exhibited alongside his watercolours of still lifes, seascapes and portraits.
Also at Nottingham Lakeside Arts as part of the Exhibition.
on the 3 April 2016. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
on 1 May 2016 from 10:00 to 4:00pm
On 11 May 2016 6:00 to 7:00 pm
On 22 May 2016 10:00 to 4:00pm
Admission is free.
Illustration: Detail from the painting Lourdes, 1928, by David Jones.