Born in Southampton, UK, in 1937, Allen Jones studied at the Hornsey College of Art, London and at the Royal College of Art.
He has various titles and awards, having been elected: Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1986; Trustee, British Museum, 1990-99; and Emeritus Trustee, British Museum. He won the Jeunes Artistes Prize, Paris Biennale, 1961; Honorary Doctor of Arts, University of Southampton (2007). He taught lithography, painting and drawing at Croydon College of Art (1961/3); Chelsea School of Art (1964); Department of Painting, University of South Florida (1968/9); Hochschule für Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg (1968/70); University of Los Angeles, Irvine (1973); UCLA (1977); Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada (1977); Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1982/3).
He has held multiple solo exhibitions internationally, in Museums and art galleries. His work is represented in several important public and private collections, among which stand out: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; National Portrait Gallery, London; Tate Gallery; Victoria & Albert Museum; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal among others.