Henry Wanton Jones was born in 1925 in Waterloo, Quebec. He has worked in such diverse media as jewelry, collage, sculpture, and of course painting, which he studied with none other than Arthur Lismer. Over the years, Jones’ work has evolved into well-defined, colorful and distinctive still-lifes and equestrian nudes. John Ivor Smith describes these latter paintings as “female nudes and their stallions, tender and lightheartedly erotic in a thousand luscious, ingenious variations.”
As well as being part of numerous private collections, Jones’ paintings are housed in the prestigious collections of the Musée du Québec, the McMichael Canadian Collection, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Confederation Center Art Gallery and the Ministry of External Affairs.