Jon Harris

Jon Harris
Born 1943, North Staffordshire; itinerant, partly colonial youth. Began in
Architecture at Trinity Hall in 1961, and finished in Art History 1965. An article in
Granta in 1962 on Cambridge’s great 19th century architect/developer Richard
Reynolds Rowe. Taught drawing for 25 years in the Cambridge Arts School (CCAT,
now Anglia Ruskin), and painted (topography and light) until this career came to end
with a joint exhibition between the Fitzwilliam Museum and the School of
Architecture. Wrote for eight years on the landscapes and settlements of the four East
Anglia counties and explored them on foot. In 2003 he was lured by the former
Reuters correspondent, Brian Mooney, into walking the shores and inland boundaries
of the county. The report of the journey was published as Frontier Country
(Thorogood 2004).
Jon has also done various maps for local National Trust estates. He has mapped the
Cambridge Preservation Society’s new reserve at Coton and, for Country Life, drawn
a ‘Cambridge in a Day’ map to illustrate Jeremy Musson’s article on what to see in
five or six hours.