Binyon, Laurence (M)

b. 10 August 1869. d. 10 March 1943. Nationality: English.
Poet, art historian, and professor. Won the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1890. Began working for the British Museum in 1893 where he helped to grow the Asian art collection. Became the Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings in 1932. Received the Order of the Companions of Honour (1932). Friends with W.B. Yeats, Thomas Sturge Moore, and Charles Ricketts. His poem *For the Fallen* (1914) became a symbol of national grief during World War I. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Autumn Crocus 1891-01 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8902