Welsh ( b.1930 - d.2017 )
|Image size||16.5 inches x 18.1 inches ( 42cm x 46cm )|
|Frame size||23.4 inches x 25 inches ( 59.5cm x 63.5cm )|
Sold by Big Sky Fine Art; this original mixed media by Aneurin Jones.
The work is presented and supplied in its original frame, mounted and behind glass.
Previously with Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd.
Aneurin Jones was born on a farm on the border of the counties of Brecon and Carmarthen. He graduated in fine art from Swansea College of Art in 1950-5. He then spent two years with Celtic Studios designing stained glass windows for churches in Britain and abroad. He was later head of the art department at Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych, Pembrokeshire from when it opened in 1958 to 1986, when he took early retirement to concentrate on his own work. He lived in Cardigan, Dyfed.
He exhibited widely in his native Wales, including regularly at the National Eisteddfod, but also elsewhere in Britain and in America. His work is in public collections around the world. In 1978 he gained the Rotary Award for outstanding service to art. In 1983 he had an important one-man show at the Gregynog Gallery, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Aneurin Jones is now widely acclaimed for his depictions of rural communities and his work is much sought after. He spoke of his “right to portray” the people, the communities and the landscape of his native Wales. He perceived this right as rooted in his own childhood there and his paintings show intimate glimpses into a way of life that is becoming part of history. He said “Although the education I received at Swansea College of Art bore the influence of the Renaissance, it is an older and more mystical tradition which moves me creatively. This is the tradition of the storyteller, the tradition of keeping the memory of the people”.
Anuerin Jones died on 23rd September 2017.