EDWARDS, JOHN KELT (1875 - 1934), artist

Name: John Kelt Edwards
Date of birth: 1875
Date of death: 1934
Parent: Jonathan Edwards
Gender: Male
Occupation: artist
Area of activity: Art and Architecture
Author: John William Jones

Born 4 March 1875 at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, son of Jonathan Edwards, shop-keeper. After some years at Llandovery College and at a school at Beaumont, Jersey, he went to Rome and Paris. Some pictures by him were exhibited in the Paris Salon, in London (where he had a studio), and elsewhere. He made portraits of David Lloyd George, (lady) Megan Lloyd George, Sir Owen M. Edwards, R. O. Hughes (Elfyn), Ellis H. Evans (Hedd Wyn), and others. After the war of 1914-18 he designed the banner and the badge of the ‘Comrades of the Great War’ and the roll of honour of the Royal Welch Fusiliers; he had also produced some war cartoons. He was known in his native country as a book-illustrator also. He died 11 October 1934 at Ceinewydd, which is on the road between Maentwrog and Talsarnau, and was buried in Bethesda cemetery, Blaenau Ffestiniog.


Published date: 1959

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