Robert C. Jones was born in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1930.  He attended Kenyon College and Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with John R. Frazier and Robert G. Hamilton, and worked briefly with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown.  Jones has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and University of Washington, and summers at Sheldon Jackson College and University of British Columbia.  He has had solo exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum (Documents Northwest), Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Museum of Northwest Art, and Hallie Ford Museum of Art.  Jones has been represented in Seattle since 1969 by Francine Seders Gallery.  In 1990 he was honored with a Western States Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and in 2004 received a Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists.

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