The Fairground - Barbara Jones

Jones studied at the RCA and worked as a muralist, illustrator and writer of books. She was a major contributor to 'Recording Britain' and made many murals for exhibitions and for ocean liners. She was particularly interested in 'popular' art, had a considerable personal collection, and wrote about aspects of the genre, for example fair-grounds, canals, burials. She had done a fairground for the cover of the Architectural Review (1945) and that possibly led to her School Print topic. In her book The Unsophisticated Arts, which accompanied the Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition 'Black Eyes and Lemonade (1951) that she curated, there were numerous images of roundabouts. (1999, 'Barbara Jones: Paintings and Drawings' (exhibition catalogue, Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough)  Full Image