David Jones

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  • Christine Pagnoulle (Université de Liège )

David Jones was born in Brockley (then in Kent, now part of Greater London) on 1 November 1895, the third child of James Jones and of Alice Ann Bradshaw. His father was of Welsh stock and mastered English in his youth in order to make his way in the world, which in his case had meant becoming a printer's overseer for church-related publications. His mother was the daughter of a mast and block-maker in Rotherhithe who claimed that he descended from one of the Puritans who signed the death warrant of King Charles I.

He had inherited a taste and talent for drawing from his mother (the Bear and the Lion he drew at the age of seven testify to this). His parents encouraged his gift and he attended the Camberwell art school from 1910 …

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Pagnoulle, Christine. "David Jones". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2002
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2396, accessed 04 October 2015.]

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