Lois Mailou Jones

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Lois Mailou Jones was an American painter. In 1931 she painted Brother Brown (painting); It is now in Smithsonian American Art Museum.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1905,[2][3] to Thomas Vreeland and Carolyn Jones. Her father was a building superintendent (or manager) who later became a lawyer; He was the first African-American to get a law degree from Suffolk University Law School.[4] Her mother worked as a cosmetologist.[5]

Jones died in 1998.[6]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Brother Brown by Loïs Mailou Jones / American Art". americanart.si.edu. Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  2. Loïs Mailou Jones Archived 2018-03-14 at the Wayback Machine website.
  3. Great women artists. Phaidon Press. 2019. p. 204. ISBN 978-0714878775.
  4. Finley, Cheryl, "Loïs Mailou Jones: Impressions Of The South." Southern Quarterly 49.1 (2011): 80–93. Humanities Source.
  5. Betty Laduke, "Lois Mailou Jones: The Grande Dame of African-American art", Woman's Art Journal (Vol. 8, No. 2, Autumn 1987 – Winter 1988), 32; phone conversation between Lois Jones and Betty Laduke.
  6. Carla M. Hanzal, Loïs Mailou Jones: a life in vibrant color, Mint Museum of Art, October 2009, Chronology, pp. 134–140.