Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones (1919 - 2004). Born Leonard Jones in the north east of England, he was known as a Welsh sculptor, writer and artist-craftsman. He worked in many media, but is especially remembered as a sculptor in stone, lettering-artist and calligrapher. He painted in watercolour, a medium in which he produced a distinctive body of work based on vernacular calligraphy, a technique in which the artist and poet David Jones was a major influence. He also produced two published novels, a book of largely autobiographical essays, an illustrated book about the lakes of North Wales, and a biography of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect of Portmeirion.onah Jonesís major public commissions include work for the chapels of Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire; Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire; and Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Merseyside; St Patrickís Catholic church, Newport, Monmouth; the National Museum Cardiff; Coleg Harlech, Gwynedd; and Mold Crown Court, Flintshire. His private work is marked by a preoccupation with Christian imagery and biblical themes (particularly that of Jacob), the Welsh mythological tales of the Mabinogion, the landscape of North Wales, and the Word.


Three men on a winter hill
Printed by screenless lithography by Senecio Press off watercolour by Jonah Jones from family private collection
Limited edition of 350 45 x 40 cm
£190

Llyn Caseg Ffraith and Tryfan
Printed by screenless lithography by Senecio Press off watercolour by Jonah Jones from family private collection
Limited edition of 350
54 x 37 cm
£190

Homage to Marianne North
Printed by screenless lithography by Senecio Press off watercolour by Jonah Jones from family private collection
Limited edition of 350
73 x 60 cm
£190



Jonah Jones An Artist's Life
A new 270page biography of the artist by his son Peter Jones published February 2012


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