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Lois Mailou Jones scrapbooks, 1922-1992

Creator:
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998
Subject:
Bernard, Emile
Howard University
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
27 v. (on 5 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Scrapbooks contain letters, photographs, and printed materials documenting Jones' career as an artist and educator.
Scrapbooks contain letters, 1928-1992, primarily regarding Jones' exhibitions, Howard University, and her art education in Paris, including a letter and photograph from Emile Bernard; photographs of Jones in her Washington, D.C. and Paris studios, her work, and her extensive travels through Africa and Haiti; printed material, including exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings, 1922-1992, of reviews, interviews, and articles on the European and African influences in her work. Also included are her resume, materials submitted for the Rosenwald Fellowship, and notes relating to her coordination of the 1974 exhibition "Paintings by Women Artists of the Caribbean and Afro-American Women Artists."
Citation:
Lois Mailou Jones scrapbooks, 1922-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4371-4374 and 4577 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Scrapbooks reels 4371-4374, 4577: Originals located at Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Washington, D.C.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998) was a painter, designer, educator in Boston, Mass. Jones studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and the Academie Julian in Paris. She was professor of design and watercolor at Howard University from 1930-1977. In 1953 she married Vergniaud Pierre-Noel.
Language Note:
Several letters and clippings are in French.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Lois Mailou Jones, 1990 and 1992.
Theme:
Women
WAAND
African American
Art Movements and Schools
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American art
African American art
African American painters
African American women artists
Art, Haitian
Christmas cards
Educators
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9983
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212709
AAA_collcode_jonelois
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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