Golden Skies an original acrylic painting on board by listed Virginia artist, Allan Jones. The art measures 10 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ and the gold colored frame is 12 1/4″ x 13 1/4″ , frame included.
Biography: Allan Dudley Jones Jr. was born in 1915 in Hampton, Virginia. He studied at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and held a BFA from the University of PA. He received a traveling fellowship from the PAFA in 1938 and 1929. Allan married fellow art student Jean Craig in 1942. He returned to his hometown of Hampton VA where they lived and raised two children. Jean and Allan’s skills qualified them as teachers as well as painters. They gave private lessons and taught, at various intervals, at William and Mary, the University of Virginia, Virginia Wesleyan College, Hampton Roads Academy and the Robert Sugden School in Hampton. Mr. Jones traveled extensively in Europe, Central America and Greece, where he and his family spent the summer of 1967. Allan was commissioned to do paintings for the Peninsula Hellenic Center, Newport News Public Library, Newport News City Hall, St. Paul’s and St. Stephen’s churches in Newport News and the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe. His diorama of the Monitor and Merrimac hangs in the Mariners’ Museum of Newport News, Virginia. His works are also owned by the Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum of Norfolk, the High Museum of Atlanta; as well as many private collections. He also illustrated a book, “Introduction to Parasitology”, written by his brother, Dr. Arthur W. Jones. Although much can be said about Mr. Jones through his works. The artist himself puts his feelings into words: “Writers, musicians and artists express themselves through their works. I could say therefore: to know about me, know my paintings. There will be found, I hope, disclosures of the beauties in the obvious aspects of the natural world. If I am communicating my feelings about these, through my paintings, it is all worthwhile.”
Allan Jones was a regular exhibitor at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC for many years. Working mostly in acrylic he was a master of the dry brush technique. Allan Jones passed away May of 1989.