Jonah Jones

Detail of windows

Dates: b.1919 - d.2004

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

 Jonah Jones’s major public commissions include work for the chapels of Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire; Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire; and Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Merseyside; St Patrick’s Catholic church, Newport, Monmouth; the National Museum Cardiff; Coleg Harlech, Gwynedd; and Mold Crown Court, Flintshire. Read more…

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Other artworks in churches by this artist:

Stained glass windows, 1961-2, Ratcliffe College Chapel, Leicestershire; Stained glass windows, 1962-3, Ampleforth College Chapel, North Yorkshire; Concerte-glass window, 1961-2, St Patrick’s Catholic church, Newport; Concrete-glass windows, 1963-4, St John Fisher Church, West Heath, Birmingham; Stained glass windows, 1965-6, Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Merseyside; Dalle de Verre windows, 1965-6, Church of the English Martyrs, Rugby, Warwickshire.

Biography:

 Jonah Jones’s major public commissions include work for the chapels of Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire; Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire; and Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Merseyside; St Patrick’s 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.

He found time, too, to work in the field of art education, acting as external assessor to many colleges of art throughout the UK during the 1960s and 1970s, culminating in a four-year period as director of Dublin’s National College of Art and Design, 1974–1978, a period in which he was also a director of the Kilkenny Design Workshops.

His treatment of Welsh subject matter and working of Welsh-language texts were abiding themes throughout his half-century career in Wales.

(Text taken from http://www.sceneandword.org/eng/jonah_jones.html)

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