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Byd Aneurin - Hunangofiant Mewn Llun a Gair

Aneurin Jones

Byd Aneurin - Hunangofiant Mewn Llun a Gair

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Author: Aneurin Jones

ISBN: 9781847710130

Publication Date: 29 November 2007

Publisher: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont

Edited by Emyr Llywelyn

Format: Paperback, 200x210 mm, 180 pages

Language: Welsh

The autobiography of artist Aneurin Jones, including images and sketches not previously published.

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Welsh publishers Y Lolfa have a strong tradition of producing beautiful books to give as gifts every Christmas, and this year is no exception as they publish a very special autobiography by the artist Aneurin Jones. 500 lucky individuals will be able to get hold of the exclusive 500 numbered hardback edition of Byd Aneurin (Aneurin’s World) and paperback versions will also be available.

Aneurin is widely regarded as one of Wales’ foremost artistic talents, and the book contains over 200 images of his unique work. The images are deftly combined with the story of his upbringing in Cwm Wysg, which lies on the border of the old counties of Brecon and Carmarthen, and which had such a profound influence on his work.

Aneurin said, “This book is really a combined effort. My son Meirion (who’s also an artist) and I have often discussed my childhood over the years, and he showed a real interest in my upbringing on the side of the mountain.”

Now living on the outskirts of Cardigan, the book includes chapters on the many themes in Aneurin’s life. From the world of horses to Llyn y Fan, and from age-old traditions to college days and life as an artist, his tale is told in an easy and affectionate style.

Emyr Llewelyn, an old friend of Aneurin, was responsible for editing the book, and is a great admirer of Aneurin the man as well as Aneurin the artist. “His tales are very readable, the world of horses, dogs and strong men,” he explains. “He’s very much a Welsh artist in that respect, and his work records a way of life that has all but disappeared.

“Many of his works show people socialising, face to face. That’s very important to him. This simply isn’t done in some areas any more, people don’t socialise in the same way as they used to, and neither do they live so close to nature. So I think in that respect he’s an artist who has a very contemporary message to convey about the importance of the natural world and the importance of sustaining local communities.”