Alun Leach-Jones was born in Maghull, Lancashire, UK in 1937. His family moved to the village of Glasfryn in North Wales where he spent his childhood. In 1951, age 14, he began a three year apprenticeship to the Solicitors Law Stationery Society Limited in Liverpool, where he was employed as a painter of illuminated manuscripts. He studied art at the Liverpool College of Art from 1955 to 1957. He moved to Adelaide Australia in 1960 and studied printmaking at the South Australian School of Art under Udo Sellbach. During 1964–65 he moved to London where he produced screenprints influenced by the British pop art of fellow artists Patrick Caulfield and Eduardo Paolozzi. He returned to Australia and settled in Melbourne in 1966. Leach-Jones received a Master Diploma from the National Gallery of Victoria Art School Melbourne in 1971. During the sixties, Leach-Jones was recognized as part of what was then called "the New Abstraction" in Australian art. His work developed into a style still known as Hard-edge painting.Alun Leach-Jones was included in the now infamous 1968 The Field exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria.Alun Leach-Jones is known for his range of work covering painting, drawing, sculpture, linocuts, screenprints and etchings.