Glyn Jones

ARTIST

Jones, Glyn

1906 – 1984

Painter and muralist, born in Manor Park, Essex, who attended Coopers
School, Row, 1919-23, then the Slade School of Fine Art, 1923-6, under
Henry Tonks and Philip Wilson Steer, won the Prix de Rome in decorative
art, 1926, studying in Rome with Rex Whistler. While there, he
travelled widely around the Mediterranean and was commissioned to paint
for the Lord Milner memorial, Canterbury Cathedral. Returned to London,
he took a flat at 105 Charlotte Street, which doubled as the Spectrum
Gallery, running it with the sculptor Marjorie Meggitt, whom he married
in 1937. Exhibited at RA, Leicester Galleries and Fine Art Society,
where Lord d’Abernon, Lord Howard de Walden and Sir Joseph Duveen
bought his work, patrons for many years. Solo exhibitions included The
Fine Art Society, 1931, and The ‘Twenty One Gallery, 1932. During World
War 11 Jones was commissioned in the Army, working in Britain as an
interpreter with Italian prisoners and in censorship. He completed many
murals, venues including British Legion Hall, Parson’s Green; St
Augustine’s, Fulham; St Bride’s, Fleet Street (plus a stained-glass
window design); St Alphege, Greenwich; and Trinity House. Many portrait
commissions included the prime minister Lord Wilson with his wife Mary.
Died in London.

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Glyn Jones

ARTIST

Jones, Glyn

1906 – 1984

Painter and muralist, born in Manor Park, Essex, who attended Coopers
School, Row, 1919-23, then the Slade School of Fine Art, 1923-6, under
Henry Tonks and Philip Wilson Steer, won the Prix de Rome in decorative
art, 1926, studying in Rome with Rex Whistler. While there, he
travelled widely around the Mediterranean and was commissioned to paint
for the Lord Milner memorial, Canterbury Cathedral. Returned to London,
he took a flat at 105 Charlotte Street, which doubled as the Spectrum
Gallery, running it with the sculptor Marjorie Meggitt, whom he married
in 1937. Exhibited at RA, Leicester Galleries and Fine Art Society,
where Lord d’Abernon, Lord Howard de Walden and Sir Joseph Duveen
bought his work, patrons for many years. Solo exhibitions included The
Fine Art Society, 1931, and The ‘Twenty One Gallery, 1932. During World
War 11 Jones was commissioned in the Army, working in Britain as an
interpreter with Italian prisoners and in censorship. He completed many
murals, venues including British Legion Hall, Parson’s Green; St
Augustine’s, Fulham; St Bride’s, Fleet Street (plus a stained-glass
window design); St Alphege, Greenwich; and Trinity House. Many portrait
commissions included the prime minister Lord Wilson with his wife Mary.
Died in London.

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Study for St Martin’s Altarpiece, Canterbury Cathedral, circa 1927
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