Allen Jones RA British, b. 1937

Allen Jones is a sculptor, painter and printmaker best known for his fetishistic human-furniture (forniphilia) sculptures and his sexually charged depictions of women. He studied first at the Hornsey College of Art from 1955-59, going on to attend the Royal College of Art for just one year before being expelled whereupon he returned to Hornsey to attend a teacher training course. Jones, along with Hockney, Blake and Kitaj, was one of the first proponents of the Pop Art movement which radically changed the face of the art world in the early 1960s. Jones’ particular take on the new genre was glamourised and highly erotic: women were illustrated in overtly sexual, glossy, magazine-esque prints and paintings. Jones had begun to experiment in sculpture by the late ‘60s.