Curriculum vitae

Edward Jonas, Fine Art Sculptor and Painter

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1985 - Present, Edward Jonas, LLC

                        A traditional fine art studio that specializes in monumental sculpture and painting

 

1976-1986      Senior Museum Artist & Exhibit Designer, Museum of Florida History

                        Bureau of Historical Museum

                        Secretary of State, State of Florida

EDUCATION

 

1972                Bachelor of Fine Arts

                        Studio Arts, Florida State University

 

1969                Associate of Arts

                        Fine Art, Brevard Community College

 

SELECTED SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS

 

Iris Cantor

Chair of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

 

J. Bruce Wilson, Ph.D., Founder and First President

Brevard Community College, Brevard County, Florida

 

The Sand Miner's Memorial Monument

Sand Miner's Monument, Inc., Long Island, New York

 

Bruce A. Rendina, Founder and President

Rendina Companies - A Leader in Healthcare Real Estate Development

West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Jerome Penn Keuper, Ph.D., Founder and First President

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

 

Mission Bell, Mission San Luis

Department of State, State of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Heritage Fountain and Sculptures

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Raymond D. Nasher, Real Estate Developer, Founder of Nasher Sculpture Center

(Amassed one of the world’s best collections of Modern and contemporary sculpture)

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

Francis Wayles Eppes, Founder and First President

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Sportsmanship

Seminole Boosters, Inc., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Portrait Society Gold Medal

The Portrait Society of America, Tallahassee, Florida

 

PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The Players Club, Gramercy Park, New York City

 

Sandminer’s Monument, Inc., Sandminer’s Memorial Monument Park

Port Washington, Long Island, New York

 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

 

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

 

Florida House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Portrait Collection,

State of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida

 

University of Florida, Presidential Collection, Gainesville, Florida

 

Museum of Florida History, State of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

A Day in the Life of an Artist, Edward Jonas. Feature article by Wende Caporale,

 

International Artist, Sidney, Australia / Scottsdale, AZ. Issue 76. January, 2011.

 

Honoring The Sand Miners Who Built New York City, By Christine Egnoski,

American Art Collector, Scottsdale AZ. Issue 63, January 2011.

 

The Jerome Keuper Statue, Art and Politics, A Conversation with Edward Jonas.

By Michael Salazar, Florida Tech News. October 2009.

 

Creating a Tribute to Men and a Mine. By Marcelle S. Fischler

The New York Times, August 24, 2008.

 

The Artist’s Life: Starting from Scratch, by Lisa Wurster.

American Artist Magazine, April 2007.

 

Building Paintings and Sculptures on Solid Structures, by M. Stephen Doherty,

American Artist Magazine, April, 2004.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Sculpture Society

The National Sculpture Society is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. www.nationalsculpture.org

 

Artist’s Fellowship, Inc.

www.artistsfellowship.org

 

The Portrait Society of America

Edward Jonas is Chairman of this 501-C-3 educational organization. Established in 1998, with over 3,000 artist members, and organized to support the arts and enhance the appreciation of portrait and figurative works. www.portraitsociety.org