Retrospective on Lois Mailou Jones at National Museum of Women in the Arts

October 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Portrait of a young Lois Mailou Jones

Found this out on the art newspaper Art Daily: Washington artist Loïs Mailou Jones was once told by a decorator that a colored girl wasn’t capable of producing the beautiful designs that she submitted as a textile designer to department stores. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, and studying in France in the 1930s, Ms. Jones ended up teaching at Howard University for 47 years, and continued painting until her death in 1998. She used watercolors and oils in many of her paintings.
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