Artist biography

Allan GWYNNE-JONES b. 1892

Landscape, still life and portrait painter, etcher and writer on art. Born 27 March 1892 in Richmond, Surrey. Studied law, then art at the Slade School 1914 and 1919–22. Served in the Welsh Guards 1914–18; D.S.O. 1916. Professor of Painting at the R.C.A. 1923–30; resigned to join the staff of the Slade School and continued teaching until December 1958. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1919; resigned 1941. First one-man exhibition at 26 Cheyne Row 1921. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1939–46; A.R.A. 1955. Publications include Portrait Painters 1950, Notes for Art Students 1950, and Life and Work of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Royal Society of Arts Lecture) 1957.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I