David Bell collaborated with his father on the translation of some of Dafydd ap Gwilym 's poems which appeared in 1942 under the title Dafydd ap Gwilym: fifty poems as vol. 48 of Y Cymmrodor . He was the author of 24 translations. He provided the English words for Wyth gân werin ( Enid Parry ) which appeared in 1947 . In 1953 he published The Language of Pictures , a book (to quote the preface) ‘not intended to increase anyone's knowledge of the world's masterpieces or of contemporary pictures … but rather to enrich the experience of people, when confronted by a picture, with some understanding of what the painter is trying to say and how he says it.’ He published The Artist in Wales ( 1957 ), an attempt to awaken a response to art in Wales . In 1959 his father published 17 original poems by David Bell written between 1938 and 1954 , in a private edition of 65 copies, under the title Nubian Madonna and other poems .
He m. Megan Hinton Jones of Aberystwyth in 1944 , and they had two sons. When he was 14 years of age David Bell contracted encephalitis lethargica , which left him slightly incapacitated throughout his life. He. d. 21 Apr. 1959 .
Sir Thomas Parry, D.Litt., (1904-85), Bangor / Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001