Student, William and Mary College, 1942—1944.
Marine structural draftsman and designer Norfolk (Virginia) Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, 1944-1946. Free-lance commercial artist, 1946-1949. Principal Herb Jones Realty, Norfolk, 1949-1958.
Owner, manager Herb Jones Art Studio, Norfolk, 1958. One-man shows: Norfolk Museum, 1968, Potomac Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, 1979, Salisbury Gallery, 1979, Walter C. Rawls Museum, Courtland, Virginia, 1967, Virginia Beach Maritime Museum, 1983 Village Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1984, Virginia Museum Marine Sciences, 1986-1987, Olde Towne Gallery, 1987, Amoco Oil, 1989, Petersburg Area Art League (affiliate Virginia Museum), 1990, Surrey Borger Lions Club, Surrey, England, 1990, Senior Showcase Creative Living Center Library., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1990, Norview Lions Club Sponsored Show for Handicapped, Norfolk, Virginia, 1991, Surrey (England) Border Lions Club, 1990, Lions International, 1991, 93, Cypress PointLions sponsored show to benefit handicapped, Virginia Beach, 1993, Harborfest, 1995, 96, Janaf Art Show, 1997, Jones Art Gallery, Dominion Tower & Waterside, Norfolk, 1998. 45 year retrospective: Louis and SusanJones Art Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia, 1994, The Best of Herb Jones, 98.
Group shows include: Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, 1973, 74, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966, Springfield (Massachusetts) Museum Fine Arts, 1966, Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, 1967-1973, Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1969, 71, Columbia (South Carolina.) Museum Art, 1972, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Gallery Contemporary Art, 1970, 72, Norfolk Museum, 1963-1969, Vladimir Arts, Winsbach, West Germany, 1978, 79, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Maryland., Mobile Museum Traveling Show, 1983, Knoxville World's Fair in Fine Arts, 1982, Art Buyers Caravan, Atlanta, 1982, Colonial Wild Fowl Festival, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1983, Chesapeake Jubilee (Virginia, Excellence award) 1984, Peninsula Fine Arts Festival, Newport News, 1984, Currituck Wildlife Show, North Carolina, 1984, Medley of Arts, Hampton (Virginia) Coliseum, 1984 (6 awards 1986-1987), EastonNat. Wildfowl and Art Exhibit, Easton, Maryland., 1984. Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibit, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1985, Chincoteague Island Easter Festival, Virginia, 1985, (2 awards) 1989 (1st and second place award), Harborfest Norfolk, Virginia, 1985-1996, Mid-Atlantic Wildfowl Festival, 1986-1993 (1st and 3d award), Hampton Wildlife Festival, 1986 (award 1989), Medley of theArts, 1986, 87, Mid Atlantic Art Exhibits, 1986, 87, Hampton Fall Festival, (award) 1989, Senior Showcase Creative Living Art Exhibit, Virginia Beach, 1990, River Gallery, Chesapeake, Virginia, 1992, MidAtlantic Waterfowl Festival, Virginia Beach, 1993.
Represented in permanent collections: Chrysler Museum, wardroom United States Ship Skipjack, United States Ship Iwo Jima, United States Ship John F. Kennedy, United States Ship Dwight D. Eisenhower, United States Ship Seattle, United States Ship Raleigh, United States Ship Biddle, United States Ship Whidby Island Commission, 1992, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States Treasury Department, Library of Congress, Washington, Edenton History Commission (North Carolina), United States Ship Whidby Island, 1994, United States Ship Hayler, 1995, also private collections. Commissioned limited edition print series Ducks Unlimited, also Virginia Beach Maritime Museum, Boy Scouts American, Virginia Museum Marine Sciences, Wavy television affiliate of Lin Broadcasting Company, Judy Boone Real Estate, Official Harborfest Poster, 1993, Harbor Fest Poster, 1993-1995, Official Urbanna (Virginia) Oyster Festival print, 1993, plaque Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission, twospl. print edits. Letton Gooch Printers Inc.
The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.
Member National Society Arts and Literature, Tidewater Artists Association, International Platform Association, Virginia Beach Maritime Museum (charter), Corresponding Academie Europeene, National American Film Institute, Lion's International (honorary, Melvin Jones fellow for dedicated humanitarian services 1994, Disting.Svc. award for dedication to community and Lions, 1997).
Married Barbara Dean, September 14, 1947. Children: Robert Clair, Louis Herbert.