Denis May Prints

‘Strange Meeting’      A selection of Prints by Denis May

DENIS MAY – born in 1929. Denis May’s parents were married in June 1914. His Father was posted to France in August 1914 where he stayed until 1919.

May became aware of the power of Owen’s verse when he and his father listened to the first performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ in 1962. It starts with the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – ‘What passing-bells for those who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns’.  His father listened intently to the performance. ‘Who is the poet?’ he asked. May replied, ‘Wilfred Owen’. ‘Can you get hold of a book of his poetry? There was a poet who KNEW the War’ he said.  During May’s teaching years he decided to illustrate Wilfred Owen poems. He cut 70 lino blocks illustrating a selection of quotes from Owen’s war poems. Many of the prints have been exhibited in Portsmouth and Lichfield Cathedrals.

‘Strange Meeting’

Curated by Shrewsbury Heritage

Each A1 print on Japanese paper is FOR SALE with it’s mount, NO FRAME

Please contact Maggie Love directly for details on the sale of each of the prints.

Email sytmaggie@yahoo.com  

The Dead Beat

The Dead Beat

The Letter 

The Letter

Spring Offensive

Spring Offensive

The Chances 

The Chances

Anthem for Doomed Youth

Anthem for Doomed Youth

Dulce Et Decorum Est

Dulce Et Decorum Est

The Unreturning

The Unreturning

Asleep

Asleep

 The Last laugh

The Last laugh

Smile, Smile, Smile

Smile, Smile, Smile

Strange Meeting

Strange Meeting

 Futility

Futility

Please contact Maggie Love sytmaggie@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying any of the prints.

 

 

 

 

 


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