Allen Jones

English painter, sculptor and printmaker (born 1937) associated with the rise of Pop Art

Jones takes inspiration from everyday experiences and images. He radically changed the face of British Art in the 1960s with his unconventional and irreverent works motivated by popular culture and new subject matter, which eventually led to the rise of Pop Art. His work is highly distinctive, using full bright colours to describe form, sometimes with graphic precision. He is interested glamour and style, and his aesthetics are centred on beautiful women erotically visualized in glossy magazines, advertisements and cartoon strips.

Jones studied at Hornsey College of Art and Royal College of Art, London. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in London, Liverpool (John Moores Exhibition in 1962), Paris, San Francisco, Manchester, and Zurich, and his work is represented public and private collections in England, Europe and America. Jones entered the John Moores Painting Prize in 1978, 1980 and 1982.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    1937-09-01
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Hampshire: Southampton
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