David Jones

David Jones (British, 1895-1974)

David Jones was born in Brockley in 1895 to a family of craftsmen. Animals that were to remain his preferred subject immediately fascinated him. In 1915 Jones enlisted in the army, an experience that had a profound effect on his life and work. During these war years he moved towards accepting the Roman Catholic faith. These two elements, war and religion, coloured his life from then on.