Studio stamped, sheet measuring 10" x 7".
The influence of Ravilious and Bawden on the work of Barbara Jones is evident throughout her career. Following in their footsteps, she studied at the RCA between 1933 and 1937 and her style lent itself perfectly to the inter-war requirement for advertising, display art, posters and book illustrations. In the tradition of Nash and then Ravilious and Bawden, Jones' ability is restrict human detail to movement amongst landscape and architecture led to 31 commissions (along with Piper, Hennell and Rothenstein) for Recording Britain - a reference for significant buildings thought at risk of damage during the war. The number of books illustrated by Jones after the war are extensive and near all are collectors' items. These included such titles as 'The Unsophisticated Arts', 'Follies and Grottoes', 'English Fairs and Markets' and 'Design for Death'. In addition Jones executed several murals for the Festival of Britain in 1951. She lived in Hampstead and died in 1978 aged 66.
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