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Allan Gwynne-Jones
Dates: 1892 - 1982
Biographical Account:

Allan Gwynne-Jones was an English painter. He was born in 1892 in Richmond, Surrey. He attended Bedales School in Hampshire and then went on to study law, qualifying as a solicitor.


He developed a passion for art and began painting watercolours. He left his career in law and went to study art at the Slade School of Art in London.


During the First World War he served in the Welsh Guards. He was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).


After the war he was elected to the New English Art Club and became Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art from 1923 to 1930 and then onto the Slade School of Art until 1958.


He was a Trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1939 until 1946.


During the Second World War he became an Official War Artist.


Gwynne-Jones exhibited regularly with the Royal Academy, London between 1931 and 1970. He was elected Senior Royal Academician in 1967.


He died in 1982.

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