Allan Gwynne-Jones (Biographical details)

Allan Gwynne-Jones (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1892 - 1982)

Also known as

Gwynne-Jones, Allan

Biography

Painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes, still-life and portraits, teacher.
Born in Richmond, Surrey. Attended Bedales School and initially studied law but then art at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1914 and again in 1919, after serving with the Welsh Guards during WWI (awarded DSO, 1916). Professor of Painting Royal College of Art 1923-30 and joined the Slade staff 1930-1958. Also taught part-time at the University of Reading during WWII. Exhibited with the New English Art Club, 1919-41, of which he was elected member in 1926; his first one-man show at 26 Cheyne Row, 1921; and showed at the Royal Academy from 1950, being elected RA in 1965. Married the painter Rosemary Allan, their daughter is the painter Emily Gwynne Jones. Author of several books including: 'Portrait Painters', 'Notes for Art Students', both published in 1950 and 'Introduction to Still-Life'. Lived Eastleach Turville, Gloucestershire. Memorial exhibition held at National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1982. His work is held in many collections including the Tate Gallery and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Bibliography

'Allan Gwynne-Jones', (Exhib. Cat.), National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1982.
Charles Baile de Laperrier (ed.), The New English Art Club exhibitors, 1866-2001: A Dictionary of Artists and their Works in the Annual Exhibitions of the New English Art Club. Wiltshire: Hilmarton Manor Press, 2002.
Brinsley Ford, 'Jones, Allen Gwynne- (1892-1982),' rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford UP, 2004.