ARTISTAllan Gwynne-Jones

Allan Gwynne-Jones (1892 – 1982)

The Richmond-born Gwynne Jones was commissioned into the Welsh Guards Cheshire Regiment just three months after joining a course at the Slade School of Fine art in 1914. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), having been wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He taught at the Royal College of Art following demobilisation, where he became Professor of Painting between 1923 and 1930.

He then returned to the Slade, continuing to teach and garner recognition for his painting for 28 years. Married to the artist Rosemary Allan, he lived in Eastleach Turville, Gloucestershire, with their daughter Emily who also became an artist. Two years prior to his death, Allen Gwynne Jones was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He remains a less discovered artist who should be celebrated for his subtle compositions and use of colour.