Tomb near Cairo by Owen Jones

Tomb Near Cairo (Owen Jones, 1833)

Title: Tomb near Cairo
Date: 1833
Movement: Realism
Artist: Owen Jones
Born: 15 February 1809, London, UK
Died: 19 April 1874, London, UK

Owen Jones was an architect and designer. He was also an influential design theorist; a pioneer of modern colour and his flat patterning and ornament theories still resonate in contemporary designers of today. Jones rose to prominence with his studies of Islamic decoration at the Alhambra and with his drawings he led the way with standards of chromolithography. He was also a pivotal figure in the foundation of the South Kensington Museum which became the V&A. Jones died in 1874 and is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK.

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