Howard Jones Collection.
Biographical / Historical Note
Howard Jones was born in Illion, New York, in 1922. He received a BFA from Syracuse
University in 1948, his schooling interrupted from 1942-1945 when he served as an
Air Force fighter pilot during World War II. After graduating, Jones taught at
Tulane University and Florida State University before accepting a position in
Washington University’s School of Art in 1957, where he was Professor of Multimedia
until his retirement in 1985. Although trained as a painter, in the 1950's Jones became
interested in working with technology. By the early 1960’s he made light and sound his primary
mediums, using them to explore concepts of time and space. During the next several
years Jones became an important artist in his field and had several one-man
exhibits around the country. He died in Missouri in 1991.