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Barbara Jones (1912-1978)

Painter, designer, illustrator and author, born in Croydon, Surrey, she first studied art at her local art school under Isabel Wrightson, 1931-1933, before gaining a scholarship to RCA, 1933-1936, where she studied under Ravilious, Bawden and Charles Mahoney, in the mural painting school. She was a distinctive landscape painter and one of the strongest contributors to the World War II Pilgrim Trust Recording Britain project. She wrote and illustrated books on design history, on subjects including Grottoes and Follies, The Isle of Wight, and The Unsophisticated Arts. She also designed murals - for the Commonwealth Institute, London, and Cheshire County Police Headquarters - and was a member of the Society of Mural Painters. She was responsible for the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Black Eyes and Lemonade in 1951. In the same year she was heavily involved in the Festival of Britain, designing murals and mosaic, and produced her seminal book The Unsophisticated Arts. She was married to the painter Cliff Barry, whom she met at the Royal College, but of whom little is known. He was however responsible for designing the cover of his wife's first book, The Isle of Wight. A retrospective exhibition was held at Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough, in 2000.

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Artist Barbara Jones: Rowers - Study for Man at Work, c. 1961
Barbara Jones
Rowers - Study for Man at Work, c. 1961  For sale
£330
Artist Barbara Jones: A Pile of captured German guns, aeroplanes and other detritus of war , circa 1972
Barbara Jones
A Pile of captured German guns  For sale
£1050
Artist Barbara Jones: Man at Work - a century of technical and social progress, 1961
Barbara Jones
Man at Work - a century of technical...  For sale 
Artist Barbara Jones: Marconi Transmitting the First Radio Signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland, 1901
Barbara Jones
Marconi Transmitting the First Radio...  For sale 
Artist Barbara Jones: Out in the Hall, 1960
Barbara Jones
Out in the Hall, 1960  For sale 
Artist Barbara Jones: Black Eyes and Lemonade, Jones’s 1951 exhibition of popular art and design at the Whitechapel Gallery
Barbara Jones
Black Eyes and Lemonade  Privately held 
Artist Barbara Jones: Study for Man at Work - a century of technical and social progress, 1961
Barbara Jones
Study for Man at Work - a century of...  Privately held 
Artist Barbara Jones: The Resort, 1950
Barbara Jones
The Resort, 1950  Privately held 
Artist Barbara Jones: The Wind Tunnel - Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, 1944
Barbara Jones
The Wind Tunnel - Royal Aircraft...  Privately held 
Artist Barbara Jones: Louis Bleriot flying the English Channel, 1909
Barbara Jones
Louis Bleriot flying the English...  Sold 
Artist Barbara Jones: Launching of the Holland Submarine No1. at Barrow 1901
Barbara Jones
Launching of the Holland Submarine...  Sold 
Artist Barbara Jones: Royal Mail Mural Design, circa 1961
Barbara Jones
Royal Mail Mural Design, circa 1961  Sold 
Artist Barbara Jones: Royal Mail Mural Design, 1961
Barbara Jones
Royal Mail Mural Design, 1961  Sold 
Artist Barbara Jones: Shelf and Mirror: sketch for m
Barbara Jones
Shelf and Mirror: sketch for m  Sold