|Name(s):||Jones, Lois Mailou, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Physical Form:||screen printing|
|Extent:||1 print ; 36 cm x 44 cm|
|Abstract/Description:||Depicts a jazz band and chorus line. "48/60" and the artist's signature appear in pencil at the bottom margin.|
Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker.
Artist's bio: Lois Mailou Jones (November 3, 1905 - 2013 June 9, 1998) decided early in her career that she would become a recognized artist - no easy task for an African American girl born in the beginning of the twentieth century. Born in Boston in 1905, Jones showed an early interest in art. She attended the High School of Practical Arts there, winning scholarships for study at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While she did enjoy a successful career in textiles, selling her bold designs to department stores and manufacturers, she soon realized this work was completely anonymous and decided to focus on a career as a fine artist. In 1929, Jones formed and chaired the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina. She was later recruited to teach at Howard University in Washington DC, where she taught for forty-seven years, mentoring hundreds of students on the practicalities of an art career. The richness of Jones' life and experiences, from the streets of Paris to the Harlem Renaissance to the Caribbean, is recorded in hundreds of her canvasses as well as in the passion and discipline she communicated to some 2,500 students.
Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
|Held by:||Alabama A&M University|
|Restrictions on Access:||©2014, Alabama A&M University. All images in Alabama A&M's Digital Collections are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode). In order to obtain high resolution images or rights to commercial use, please contact the Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections at the J. F. Drake Memorial LRC, Alabama A&M University.|
|Is Part Of:||State Black Archives Research Center & Museum at Alabama A&M University.|