Allen Jones

Born 1937
Hometown Southampton, United Kingdom
Lives and Works London, United Kingdom
Education
Royal College of Art, London, UK, 1959-1960
Hornsey College of Art, Haringey, UK, 1955-1959

Contemporary Art Society, London

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

National Portrait Gallery, London

Tate Gallery, London

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Calouste Gulbenkian Collection, Lisbon, Portugal

Chicago Museum of Art, Chicago, USA

Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium

Museum of 20th Century Art, Vienna, Austria

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Nagoake Museum, Japan

Regional Museum, Olinda, Brazil

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Allen Jones is one of the last living Pop Artists. Jones was one of a group of students which included Derek Boshier, David Hockney, R. B. Kitaj and Peter Phillips, who radically changed the face of British art with their precocious, unconventional and irreverent work which was based in popular culture, embracing new subject-matter and new materials. Jones's preference was for glamour and style, and his aesthetic centers on beautiful women—visualized erotically and stereotypically as in glossy magazines, advertisements and cartoon strips. Underpinned with a great mastery of color and a consummate painting technique, Jones's work fluctuates between painting and sculpture. On a flat canvas painted forms appear sculptural and his three-dimensional works are painterly. He uses color to describe form, at times with graphic precision, or conversely with an energy and freedom of gesture which is close to direct expression. Similar developments are evident in his printmaking.


Jones’ work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and institutions over the last forty years, including three major retrospectives at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, ICA, London and the Barbican, London. He has taught at Chelsea School of Art, Hochschule für Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg, University of California, Los Angeles, and Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin among others, and was a trustee of the British Museum from 1990 to 1999. His designs for the stage include the Royal Ballet, London, and Baallet Rambert. 


Courtesy of Galerie Fluegel‐Roncak

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