Oil Paintings - Acrylic Paintings
Framed oil painting on canvas signed, J.A. Jonas 1936-2010 (Joseph Andre).
This very nice and well executed framed oil painting on canvas is in very nice condition given it's age.
Extremely well detailed with beautiful rich tones of color this mid century realism painting is signed in the bottom left hand corner by French - American artist Joseph Andrea Jonas.
This tasteful large oil painting features wonderful brush strokes is a nice example of the artists style.
Joseph was born in 1936 in Marseille, France, to Gabriel and Shalem Jonas and lived there with his parents and nine siblings during World War II.
His favorite childhood memories included drawing and painting with paints he made with natural materials.
At age 14, he came to the U.S. by himself and settled with his older siblings in Chicago. Eventually the whole family settled in Spokane, Washington, where he helped support his family by working in the commercial arts field.
He put himself through college and received his Master's in Art. He began his career as an educator and soon became an art instructor at North Idaho College, where he founded the Commercial Program in 1977. He taught there for over 20 years until health problems forced him to retire.
He continued his painting and sculptures, many of which can be seen at the North Idaho College campus, Hayden Lake Country Club, Painter's Chair Gallery, Shriners Hospital in Spokane and the entrance to the Coeur d'Alene Resort.
He received many artists' distinctions, including the Mayors Awards for the Arts and a Nomination for the Idaho Governors Award in the Arts.
Measurements are framed 26.25 inches in height x 32.75 inches in width.
Unframed measurements are 21.5 inches in height x 26.5 inches in width.