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Dylan Thomas

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Born in Swansea, Thomas began writing as a reporter for the South Wales Evening Post. Eighteen Poems published in 1934 established him in literary circles. Further poems and short stories were published as Twenty-Five Poems (1936), The Map of Love (1939), Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (1940) and Deaths and Entrances (1946), including his best-known poem 'Fern Hill'. During the Second World War, Thomas was a regular broadcaster on BBC radio and he toured America in 1950, 1952 and 1953.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1940

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 35.6 x W 25.4 cm

Accession number

4285

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1962

Work type

Painting


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