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Barbara Mildred Jones (25 December 1912 – 1978) was an English artist, writer and mural painter.

Barbara Jones was born in Croydon, Surrey. She attended Coloma Convent Girls' School, and (from May to July 1924) went to Croydon High School before going on to Croydon School of Art then studying Mural Decoration at the Royal College of Art.

During World War II she was associated with the Recording Britain project of the Pilgrim Trust. Examples of her striking murals were for the post-war Britain Can Make It exhibition of 1947, the 1951 Festival of Britain exhibition; on the P&O passenger liner ships SS Orcades, SS Oronsay, SS Orsova and SS Oriana, and for hotels, restaurants, exhibitions and schools. She made designs for the children's television series The Woodentops. Most of the works, because of the nature of where they were created, have now disappeared. However many books containing her artwork remain, in the form of dust-jackets and illustrations.

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