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She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1905, 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. Her mother worked as a cosmetologist.
Jones died in 1998.
Sources[change | change source]
- "Brother Brown by Loïs Mailou Jones / American Art". americanart.si.edu. Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
- Loïs Mailou Jones Archived 2018-03-14 at the Wayback Machine website.
- Great women artists. Phaidon Press. 2019. p. 204. ISBN 978-0714878775.
- Finley, Cheryl, "Loïs Mailou Jones: Impressions Of The South." Southern Quarterly 49.1 (2011): 80–93. Humanities Source.
- 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.
- Carla M. Hanzal, Loïs Mailou Jones: a life in vibrant color, Mint Museum of Art, October 2009, Chronology, pp. 134–140.