Glyn Jones was born in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales, and studied painting at Cardiff College of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. He returned to Wales in 1972 as Head of the School of Fine Art at Cardiff. He has had solo exhibitions in Cardiff, London and New York, having his work included in private and public collections including the National Gallery and Museum Cardiff, and the National Gallery of Slovakia.
In 1994 the University awarded him the title of Professor. He was elected Chair of the 56 Group Wales 2003-06. He retired from the University in 2001 and lives and paints in Taff’s Well near Cardiff.