Roy Farrington Jones

Mount Tamalpais by Percy Gray (1869-1952)

Humanities Advisor Roy Farrington Jones is a collector and art historian who, with his wife Nan, as a labor of love, privately collected over 20,000 slides of historic California and western genre paintings, pertinent to the study of California nineteenth-century artists. Roy Farrington Jones spent two decades photographing early Western paintings at dealers, auctions, and in private collections. He carefully indexed and organized the resulting slides. He and his wife donated the Nan & Roy Farrington Jones Collection to the Jones Archive of Early California and Western Art, at the California State Museum Resource Center in Sacramento. The collection also includes manuscripts and publications. Mr. Jones is a Marin County native whose ancestors were pioneers in the county.