Allen Jones was born in Southampton in 1937. He studied at Hornsey College of Art from 1955-1959, and was to study for two years at the Royal College of Art alongside a truly wonderful class of students in R. B. Kitaj, Peter Phillips, David Hockney, and Derek Boshier, but was expelled in 1960, at the end of his first year. Not allowing this setback to slow him down, he went back to Hornsey College to finish his studies. He was awarded the Prix des Jeunes Artistes at the 1963 Paris Biennale. Jones went on to take up the great tradition of teaching art, he did this in many locations around the world for three decades.
Over the past 40 years, his work has been appreciated in many countries and continents including Britain, North and South America, Europe, Japan, China and Australia. Allen Jones is a painter, Printmaker, Sculptor and Set Designer. All these facets of his work are done with the same remarkable distinctiveness associated with the brilliance of his work.
Allen Jones was elected R.A. in 1986 for the category of Printmaking for which he is truly a modern day master. Jones' work resides in some of the Worlds most respected art institutes including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, the Chicago Museum of Art, USA, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Museum of 20th Century Art, Vienna, Austria and Nagaoka Museum, Japan.