Welsh Heroes Project-series of 24 digital illustrations of Welsh heroes, created as part of a Madog Fellowship for the study of Welsh Culture, 2006.
The son of a seamstress mother and schoolteacher father, Dylan Thomas grew up to become one of the most important writers of the 20th century. His childhood was spent divided between the town life in Swansea during the school term and summers at a family farm in Carmarthenshire. This mixed town and country experience became prominent in several of his literary works.
Throughout his life, Thomas struggled with alcoholism and depression, dying at the young age of 39 in New York City. His short life left an immense mark on the world inspiring leagues of other writers and artists, including the great American folk singer Robert Zimmerman, who so loved Thomas’ work that he took the stage name Bob Dylan.
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