Dan Jones: Inpsired | On view in the Main Gallery 19 November 2021 - 2 January 2022
Dan Jones was born and raised in Fargo, ND. After viewing the Picasso retrospective at the Walker Art Center in 1980, he was compelled to consider a career in art and enrolled at North Dakota State University. His educational journey took him to the University of Minnesota and finally back to NDSU where he studied art history, researched Old Masters painting techniques and met his future wife, Julia. Dan and Julia traveled the western and southwestern United States before settling down in the Minneapolis, MN area where he continued to be involved in the wholesale and retail art business. After the birth of his fourth child, Jones and his family returned to Fargo in 1992, continued in the retail art business and was involved in the arts community, eventually devoting his time exclusively to his craft.
Jones is best known for panoramic oil paintings. Bold and sweeping brush strokes accented by rhythmic patterns of color to create highly atmospheric and expressive visual statements. Many collectors find his regional subject matter evokes emotions of places remembered; the pristine and quiet atmosphere of the northern plains. Works by Jones are found in corporate, museum and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.