Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)

Black Eyes & Lemonade invitation card private view, 1951

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Height – 12.7cm x Width – 17.2cm


Barbara Jones; Neil Jennings

Lithographic poster on exhibition by Barbara Jones;

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Barbara Jones
1912 - 1978

Barbara Jones first attended art school in Croydon (1931’33) before
winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art (1933’36), where
she met painter Cliff Barry whom she married in 1941.

A prolific and varied artist, during WWII she worked with
the Pilgrim Trust on the Recording Britain series, making one of
the largest contributions of the 63 artists taking part. She wrote
and illustrated books on design history, many of which are today
considered seminal, including The Unsophisticated Arts, 1951 and
Design for Death, 1967.

In 1951, she organised the Black Eyes and Lemonade: Curating
Popular Art
exhibition held at the Whitechapel Gallery for the Festival
of Britain. A fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists from the same
year, she was made vice president in 1969. She was also a fellow of
the Royal Anthropological Institute and a member of the Society of
Authors. A retrospective exhibition of the contents of her studio was
held at Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough, in 1999.

With thanks to


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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)

Study for Man at Work – a century of technical and social progress, 1961


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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)

Rowers – Study for Man at Work, c. 1961


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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)

A Pile of captured German guns, aeroplanes and other detritus of war , circa 1972