"Edward Jonas is a "gifted creator of truth, skill and vision."
Author Tom Wolfe
Edward Jonas’ distinctive style has attracted commissions from prominent subjects in the fields of law, medicine, government, education and professional sports. Author Tom Wolfe has referred to him as a “gifted creator of truth, skill and vision.” Noteworthy among his clients are professional golfers, Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller, Peter Jacobson, Hubert Green and the family of Jack Nicklaus, as well as former Florida Governor, Buddy Mackay.
At 18, he began his formal art study in Italy, received his Associate of Arts from Brevard Community College and later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University.
Jonas is co-founder and Chair of the Portrait Society of America, a non- profit, educational organization dedicated to furthering the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative works. The organization now consists of over 3,100 artists from 17 countries across the world.
A professional artist for over forty years, his work is incorporated in many collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. His recently unveiled works includes a monumental multi-figure bronze sculpture in New York commemorating the sand miners of Port Washington, New York, the Legacy Fountain at Florida State University and the founding President of Florida Institute of Technology. He maintains his studio and residence in Tallahassee, Florida.
Edward Jonas, LLC
1806 Atapha Nene
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Cell Phone: 850-878-8166
The studio complex contains a sculpture studio, full wood and metal shop facilities along with a design and production area.
In the last 10 years over 1.3 million dollars of sculptural projects have been succesfully completed by Edward Jonas.
Governmental and Committees include:
Sandminers, Memorial Committee, Long Island, New York
Florida Institute of Technology
Museum of Florida History
Division of Archeological Research, State of Florida
Florida State University