South Wales has a population of around 1,388,000 and covers approximately 753 square miles. Here is a list of counties in South Wales: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, The Vale of Glamorgan, Torfaen.
(Born 1946 in Abertridwr in Caerphilly), Painting
Winner of the Nettleship Prize for Figure Painting in 1967, Prendergast was thought of as one of the leading Welsh landscape painters.
(Born 1931 in Newport in Newport), Fiction
Leslie Thomas was a British author who wrote many novels and is particularly well known for his comic novel The Virgin Soldiers. In December 2004 he was made officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature.
(Born 1924 in Aberfan in Merthyr Tydfil), Pottery and ceramics
Known as an influential teacher of pottery. He produced modernist stoneware which was exhibited during 1961- 1968. His pottery is represented in the National Museum Cardiff and Aberystwyth University.
(Born 1873 in Maesteg in Bridgend), Painting
Welsh artist Christopher Williams often painted large canvases, requiring venues of sufficient size to exhibit them. The subject matter he chose generally included themes of interest to him, such as Welsh heritage and identity, as in his painting Cymru’n Deffro (Wales Awakes in English).
(Born 1871 in Pillgwenlly in Newport), Poetry
Also known as W.H.Davies, he was a Welsh poet and writer. Spending a large part of his life as a tramp in the UK and the USA, his main topic was based on lifes hardship and his experiences as a tramp. He also wrote poems based on his love of nature. One of his notable works was The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.
(Born 1860 in Canton in Cardiff), Sculpture
An excellent sculptor of public monuments like the statue of David Lloyd George in Caernarfon.