Allen Jones RA
Allen Jones studied at Hornsey College of Art from 1955 to 1959 and the Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1960. Between 1961 and 1983 he taught at Croydon College of Art; Chelsea School of Art; University of South Florida; Hochschule für Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Irvine; Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. Jones was appointed a Trustee of the British Museum from 1990 to 1999.
From the early 1960s, his international reputation was established as a painter, printmaker and sculptor. Over the past 40 years his work has been exhibited continuously in Britain, Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan and China in both solo and group exhibitions.
There have been three major retrospectives of his work. The first at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, travelling to the Serpentine Gallery, London and to four venues in Germany. The second at the ICA, London, which travelled to the Fruit Market, Edinburgh and Arnolfini, Bristol, and the third at the Barbican, London, which was subsequently toured worldwide by the British Council. Elected RA: 20 November 1986.