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Allen Jones

(1937-), Artist

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in Southampton, Jones studied at Hornsey College of Art (1955-59) and the Royal College of Art (1959-60), where he became associated with the emergence of Pop Art. His first exhibition was held in 1963. Jones is known for his brightly coloured, abstracted paintings, which from the early 1960s included commercial, sexual and glamorous imagery, sometimes fusing male and female figures. An erotic or fetishistic element became pronounced from the mid-late 1960s. His later work includes metal cut-outs. Jones was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1986.

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Allen Jones, by Allen Jones - NPG 5911

Allen Jones

by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1959-1960
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5911

Roger Daltrey, by Allen Jones - NPG 5912

Roger Daltrey

by Allen Jones
pencil and crayon, 1981
NPG 5912

Darcey Bussell, by Allen Jones - NPG 6252

Darcey Bussell

by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1994
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6252


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