Barbara Jones RA 1912 - 1978

An English artist, writer and mural painter. She is known for curating the exhibition Black Eyes and Lemonade (1951) and her book The Unsophisticated Arts (1951). Read More Read more –>

Barbara Jones 1912-1978
Jones went on to the Department of Engraving at the Royal College of Art but felt unsuited so transferred to the Department of Mural Decoration in her second year. She was taught by the likes of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. She graduated in 1937.[2] An exceptional survival of work from this period has been restored at the University of London’s Senate House, where Jones, with four other students from the Royal College of Art, created a painted ceiling in 1936. Jones wrote about the project in her Water-Colour painting (1960).[3
She belonged to that group of Royal College of Art artists and illustrators, more well-known than she, who were her contemporaries: John Piper, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Edward Ardizzone. The Isle of Wight illustrated and described by Barbara Jones, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1950.
Jones wrote and illustrated numerous books (10) from 1953 to 1977.

Jones was a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists (SIA), editing the society’s journal from 1951—1953. In 1969 she was made the society’s Vice-President. She was also a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a member of the Society of Authors.
• Jones, Barbara: Follies and Grottoes, London: Constable & Co., 1953.
• Jones, Barbara: English Furniture at a glance written and illustrated by Barbara Jones, London: Architectural Press, 1954.
• Jones, Barbara: Water-Colour Painting, London: Adam & Charles Black, 1960.
• Jones, Barbara: The Unsophisticated Arts, London: Architectural Press, 1951.
• Braybrooke, June & Jones, Barbara: Isobel English, London: Max Parrish & Co., 1964.
• Jones, Barbara: Design for Death, London: Andre Deutsch, 1967.
• Jones, Barbara: Twit and Howlet and the Balloon, London: Longman Young Books, 1970.
• Jones, Barbara & Howell, Bill: Popular Arts of the First World War, London: Studio Vista, 1972. Review
• Jones, Barbara & Ouellette, William: Erotic Postcards, London: Macdonald & Jane’s Publishers, 1977.