*1937 in Southampton, United Kingdom
Allen Jones is a British Pop artist most noted for his paintings and sculptures. His erotically charged compositions argue for the importance of figural representation and humor in post-minimalist art practice. Jones had his formal education as an artist at the Hornsey College of Art in London from 1955 to 1959. During his subsequent stay at the Royal College of Art in 1959 and 1960, he worked with R.B. Kitaj, David Hockney and Peter Philips. With Hockney and his then-wife Janet, Jones moved to New York in 1964, where he draws inspiration not only from fellow artists but also from erotic magazines that would influence his scandalous sculptures of women as furniture. Jones’ extensive oeuvre has been presented at important Pop Art exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery London, the Centre Pompidou Paris and documenta in Kassel. Jones is represented in important public collections such as Tate Britain, London; British Museum, London; Hirschhorn Museum, Washington DC; Kunsthalle Hamburg; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.