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“I became an artist because of Jeff Jones. After my baptism from "The Studio", searching for, appreciating and analyzing her art became my college and...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry Herring - Danville, IN

“I wish to express my deep condolences on Jeffrey’s passing, an artist I look up to, an inspiration and friend for most of my life. I wrote to...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Hudson Hill - Orlando, FL

“Jeffrey Catherine Jones will be greatly missed. I only knew JC through the wonderful artwork that graced many of the covers of my first comic...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Michael (Mikey Plague) Wills - NY

“A wonderful talent and a gentle soul. One of my all-time favorite artistic creators. Rest easy, Jeffrey. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Michael J. Vassallo - NY

“The caterpiller has emerged as the butterfly. Wherever you are, it's gotta be more interesting than here especially with you there. Enjoy! ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff Jatras - Potomac Falls, VA

“I am thankful for the gift of Jeffrey's friendship and the time we shared. While I mourn the passing of a friend, and the world mourns the passing...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Lessmann Reinhold - IL

“We love you Jeffrey. You and the beauty you brought to this world, will never be forgotten. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: J. David Spurlock - Clinton, NJ

“An unbelievably talented artist. Successful as she was, she deserved so much more because she was so good. She started pretty much as a Frazetta but...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Mitchell F. Senft - NY

“This is one artist whose work I will never forget. Rest in peace. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Ronald Mc GREGOR - Rivi?re-Rouge

“A fond farewell to one of the greatest illustrator-artists of the "pulp revival" of the 1970s, the creator of timeless and exquisite imagery. Rest...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Wm. Michael Mott - Decatur, MS

“"If life pleases us, death, being made by the hands of the same creator, should not displease us." (Michelangelo) Love forever, ...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Patty and Eric Kimball - Plymouth, MA

“Gracias a ti , descubri por primera vez el arte. Gracias por tu trabajo. RAY ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Raimundo Molina Martinez

“Our world has not been so moved by an artist, humanist and gentle soul as Jeffrey Catherine. May she have peace and may her serenity inspire us in...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Michael Netzer - Ofra

“Catherine...you were one of the greats...you will be missed. ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Dman - VA

“I was only a recent Facebook Friend with JCJ, but a long time fan going back to 60's Fantastic and Amazing illustrations. I knew if a story had been...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Randy Mohr - Bellingham, WA

“To the Family: Your loss vibrates throughout the world, and my prayers are with you.If there is consolation; there are very few who have touched so...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Edward Boren - Vienna, OH

“My prayers go out to her family and friends. She was a great talent that brought joy to many and truely left her mark on the world. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Michael McVeigh - Berryville, VA

“Jeffrey Catherine has left us with so many wonderful memories and such beautiful body of work - her artwork is a treasure. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Bill and Sue-On Hillman - Brandon

“Her spirit, which has lit up the life of so many, has now left her earthly bounds, but her light will continue to shine down upon us for ages to come. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Cook - Cincinnati, OH

“JC was much loved by many, more than she could ever expect. Her loss is a heartbreak for a lot of us, but her artwork will keep her alive for the...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Roger - Richmond, VA

“I am an artist, but at this moment I am a fan. Jeff's work will forever be an inspiration. The sensitivity in his work leaves me breathless. ...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Francis Vallejo - Austin, TX, TX

“If the work of one's hands reveal the soul to the world, what a beautiful revelation Jeffrey was. Thank you! ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Longstreth - Portland, OR

“Yesterday, something in my soul died for ever with you. I don't know if you was conscious what important you were for some people. I don't know why i...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Alen - Brión, Spain

“I was only barely beginning to know her in the past year as a Facebook friend. In that year, I had never dreamed of knowing how much of a great...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff O'Connell - Friend

““Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life... as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Darlie Brewster - Sherman Oaks, NY

“Julianna and family, I am a better person for having shared a part of Jeff's life, and for the chance to meet all of you. Blessings to all of J.C.'s...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Maryellen McMurray - Leominster, MA

“Im not every good at this, I will miss him terribly. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Maria Cabardo - Hoboken, NJ


Jeffrey Catherine Jones, celebrated artist whose work is best known from the late 1960s through 2000s was born Jeffrey Durwood Jones, in Atlanta, Georgia and died May 19, 2011 at home at the age of 67. Jones moved to New York City in 1967, and rapidly developed a reputation as an exquisite illustrator and graphic artist, painting over 150 book covers and creating the full-page comic strips Idyl for National Lampoon Magazine and Im Age for Heavy Metal. In the 1976, Jones joined Michael Kaluta, Berni Wrightson, and Barry Windsor-Smith in The Studio, a group of artists who helped redefine modern book and comic book illustration. In 1976 Jones was awarded the Yellow Kid award from the Italian International Comics and Cartooning Exhibition. By 1986, when Jones received the World Fantasy Award in Art for Best Artist, he had moved away from commercial art to pursue fine art painting. Jones most recently received the Spectrum 2006 Grand Master Award. Jones has been called a genius whose works appeared both effortless in execution and blinding in their beauty. World-renowned illustrator Frank Frazetta called him "the greatest living painter". Jones began gender reassignment therapy in 1998 after which Jones lived as Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Her studio was in the Catskill Mountains where she painted local landscapes. She continued drawing until her death. Jones' work has been in continuous publication and her work is shown and enjoyed around the world. The documentary Better Things: Life & Choices of Jeffrey Jones is in production from Macab Films. She is survived by her daughter Julianna Jones Muth, and three grandchildren, Nikolai Muth, Adelaine Muth, and Merryn Arms. A memorial to celebrate Jones life and recognize her death, will be held on Friday, May 27th, from 6-9pm at Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hero Initiative, 11301 Olympic Blvd., #587, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

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