A Llanelli Community Heritage Blue Plaque, sponsored by the Llanelli Art Society has been installed on the wall of Charles & Co., Murray Street, Llanelli. It celebrates the birthplace of our town’s famous artist, James Dickson Innes.
He was born in 1887 at Greenfield Villas, Murray Street, the son of the historian John Innes. Following his early education at Christ College, Brecon he attended the Carmarthen Art School in 1904 and later trained at the Slade School in London. Sadly his life was cut short by tuberculosis and he died in 1914.
It was landscape that inspired him and he particularly loved the mountains of Wales. He paid many visits with his great friend Augustus John to north Wales to paint the landscape. He also travelled and painted in France and Spain. James Dickson Innes’ most original landscapes were painted in rich colours and express his feelings about the view before him. The paintings of James Dickson Innes are admired all over the world.
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