Jon R. Friedman was born 1947 in Washington D.C. He received a BA in Philosophy from Princeton University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan with additional study at the Corcoran Museum School and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Friedman is a painter, portraitist and sculptor. His paintings and sculptures are in public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States, as well as England, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the New School for Social Research in New York City; Princeton University in New Jersey; the U.S. State Department¹s Art in the Embassies Program; The American Broadcasting Company; AT&T; Deloitte & Touche, Inc; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals; McGraw-Hill; and Morgan Stanley among many others, have collected works by Mr. Friedman.
He has recently completed portrait commissions for the National Academy of Sciences, The National Institutes of Health, the American Philosophical Society, the Carnegie Institute of Washington, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has studios in both New York City and Truro Massachusetts.