Peter Jones is an independent researcher and writer. His research interests include modern and post-war British art, and the dynamic between art and popular culture. He graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honours degree in History of Art and History of Ideas. Peter also has an MA in Contemporary Art and Theory from Winchester School of Art where he was awarded the Plincke, Leaman and Brown Art History Prize (Joint) in 1994.
For some twenty years he worked at various UK Further and Higher Education institutions, and was an Open University Art History residential school tutor during 2001-14. Peter was also a research assistant and acting registrar at Southampton City Art Gallery, and has written on British painting in the collection, in particular its holdings of Surrealist art.
Peter has written over fifty articles in the fields of art and design history and cultural theory in such publications as The Burlington Magazine, British Art Journal, Papers of Surrealism and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He was a contributor to the anthology Francis Bacon: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives and the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism, and was a regular writer for the online arts magazine Cassone.