Born in 1912, Barbara Jones studied at the R.C.A. and was a pioneer in the field of popular culture, demonstrated by the book ‘The Unsophisticated Arts’ - published in 1951 and described by Peter Blake as “a treasure trove of information about popular art”.
This poster was designed to promote ‘Black Eyes and Lemonade’ - an exhibition held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. In association with the Arts Council and the Society for Education in Art, the exhibition explored a variety of popular British art - toys, souvenirs, printed ephemera and the like.
We often feature the work of Barbara Jones at the gallery - contact Simon to find out what might be available.