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Jonathan was awarded his PhD in History of Art by University College London for his thesis exploring constructions of masculinity and the image of the ordinary British soldier of the Great War, or ‘Tommy’, in the art of: Eric Kennington (1888-1960); C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946) and Charles Sargeant Jagger MC (1885-1934). Relevant publications include: The Sculpture of Eric Kennington ( 2002); Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer (with Brenda Martin, 2008); The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and the Second World War (2011); Abstraction and Reality: The Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones (with Sara Ayres, 2013); C.R.W. Nevinson: The Complete Prints (2014) and The Titan With Many Faces: Winston Churchill in British Art From 1900 To The Present Day (2018). He has curated exhibitions on the sculpture of Dora Gordine (Kingston Museum, 2009) and the portrait sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones (National Museum of Wales, 2014). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2018 for his WWI research. Jonathan is currently a Senior Research Fellow in History of Art, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University.