Allen Jones

1937 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Allen Jones is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Allen Jones was born in 1937. Born in the same country and around the same year are Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, Norman Ackroyd, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Allen Jones' work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, Austria, and Italy. The galleries exhibiting Allen Jones' work include The Redfern Gallery, Sims Reed Gallery, and Cristea Roberts Gallery in London, the United Kingdom.. Allen Jones most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Carl Freedman Gallery in London with the exhibition Bedeaux. The exhibition was open from 27 September 2019 until 14 December 2019. Allen Jones' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom (08 April 2019 - 17 May 2019) with the name Group Exhibition and Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France (06 March 2020 - 10 April 2020) with the name Solo exhibition.

Allen Jones in private collections

Stalke Collection on Artland includes Allen Jones' works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Sandro Diener, and Liam Fallon.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant extent eclipsed by their respective impact on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Allen Jones

Allen Jones was born in 1937 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Allen Jones

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 13

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