John Paul Jones
Self Portrait, 1960
etching, ed. 20, 16 3/8 x 11 1/2"
I was going to do a 'portrait' every ten years beginning in 1950 (I forgot 1980). When I look at them now they look like me. JPJ
About the artist
John Paul Jones, painter, printmaker, sculptor and teacher died at his home in Ashland, Oregon on September 25th, 1999. John Paul first came to prominence in the art world as one of the leaders of the "Printmaking Renaissance," developed out of the workshops at the University of Iowa under Mauricio Lasansky. John Paul's early work in printmaking helped to re-establish the graphic arts as part of a contemporary artist's vocabulary. Recognized as a master in this technique, and having exhibited extensively since his degrees were awarded, UCLA recruited him to set up the printmaking curriculum at its School of Art. John Paul taught at UCLA from 1953 to 1963 when he resigned to pursue his art-making full-time. These were heady times for him, as he exhibited and garnered a reputation as an artist with an original style and deep personal focus. Tom Dowling texts.cdlib.org