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Oral history interview with Frederick D. Jones, 1988 Nov. 8-10

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Interviewee:
Jones, Frederick D., b. 1914-2004
Interviewer:
Williams, Arlene E.
Subject:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
South Side Community Art Center
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Transcript: 80 p.
Summary:
An interview of Frederick D. Jones conducted 1988 Nov. 8-10, by Arlene E. Williams, for the Archives of American Art African-American Artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Jones speaks of his early life and training, and of the influence of Hale Woodrufff, Louis Ritman, and Eldzier Cortor. He recalls his involvement with the South Side Community Art Center. He discusses some of his early exhibitions, the influences of African and European art, and changes in the art scene after World War II. He compares Chicago and New York art schools, and speaks about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Finally, he discusses the civil rights movement and its relationship to the art of the times.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frederick D. Jones, 1988 Nov. 8-10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Frederick D. Jones (1914-2004) was a painter in Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11441
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211896
AAA_collcode_jones88
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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