One belief has accompanied Florida artist Edward Jonas throughout his 40-year career,
it is that while abstract art speaks to the artist realistic art speaks to the world.
His high regard for the classical approach in both artistic techniques and teachings
has brought not only high demand for his work but made him an advocate for change in art
education programs. This belief lead Ed to be co-founder and currentChair of the Portrait
Society of America, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to promoting the practice
and appreciation of fine art portraiture and figurative works. This sixteen-year-old international
society, which is headquartered in Tallahassee, is supported by over 3,100 members that represent
every state in the union and over twenty foreign countries. International Artist magazine
published in Sydney Australia contains a reoccurring Portrait Society section where the best
of American portrait art is brought to a worldwide audience. Ed contributes to each issue through
his writings and art.
email: Edward Jonas