Jonas is a third generation metal artist. His father a metal sculptor was an Art Professor at Moore and Tyler College. They often work together critiquing each others work. Jonas’s father was recently honored by having a park named after him, the “Karl Stirner Arts Trail” in Easton Pa. The work of Jonas Stirner defies logic, inspires change and accomplishes resolution.
Jonas Stirner, worked directly with Robert Rauschenberg as an Artist Assistant for fifteen years on Captiva Island. During that time, Jonas had the opportunity to create his own sculpture on the grounds of Rauschenberg’s compound. Rauschenberg himself became a major collector of Jonas’s work and today the collection is maintained by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.