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Arthur Davies

Arthur Davies was born in rural Wales in 1893 as an only child he learned independence early and loved nothing better than to lose himself in the wild and unspoilt landscape. Arthur’s joy in nature was translated on to paper his talent was nurtured by two illustrators of children’s books, who took a summer cottage near his home.

He went to Dublin’s Metropolitan School of Art just as the First World War started. Enlisting in 1917, Arthur Davies first glimpsed East Anglia on gaining a clerical posting to Cambridge. When he visited Norwich in 1918 he was stunned by the…

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