David Jones occupies a unique place in 20th-century British art, and is often called the greatest painter-poet since William Blake.

Like Blake David Jones was a Londoner, born at Brockley, in north Kent. However he was the son of a Welsh father and an English mother, and the landscape, language, and myths of Wales were powerful influences upon his art.Amgueddfa Cymru has the principal public collection of Jones's work, but as he worked primarily in watercolour this is not on permanent display.This exhibition focuses on his work in that medium, and will be followed by another which examines his engravings, book illustrations, and inscriptions.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP

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