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Lois Mailou Jones

(1905 -  1998 ) Wikipedia® : Lois Mailou Jones
JONES Lois Mailou Monte Carlo

Weschler's /Feb 26, 2016
7,255.58 - 10,883.37
6,360.20

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Lois Mailou Jones - Fire Dancers

Lois Mailou Jones - Fire Dancers

Original 1956
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Lot number: 36
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Sale 2456 Lot 36 LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998) Fire Dancers. Oil on board, circa 1956. 483x1092 mm; 19x43 inches. Signed "Loïs Jones Pierre-Noël", dated and inscribed "Haiti" in oil, lower right. Provenance: collection of the artist, with her Quincy Street, Washington, DC address inscribed in pencil on the frame back; private collection, Washington, DC; private collection, Pennsylvania. This painting was entered in the 1956 Annual Fall Review of Paintings and Sculpture at the Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, with the entry label still attached to the frame back. This vibrant, semi-abstract oil on board is an experimental painting by Loïs Mailou Jones. Fire Dancers is one of her more abstract paintings from the 1950s. It was painted after her marriage to the Haitian artist Louis Verginaud Pierre-Noël - the artist signed with her husband's name for only a year or so. In 1954, she was first invited by the Haitian president and the government to paint its landscape and people. Jones also served as a guest art professor at the Centre d'Art and Foyer des Arts Plastiques, Port-au-Prince, where she met many artists. In 1956, she and her husband travelled back to Haiti and France. Hanzal p. 137; Tritobia p. 77.
Lois Mailou Jones - Gizele At Paris

Lois Mailou Jones - Gizele At Paris

Original 1966
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Lot number: 72
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Sale 2442 Lot 72 LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998) Gizele at Paris. Pen and ink with wash on wove paper, 1966. 641x495 mm; 25 1/4x19 1/2 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "Paris" in ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled and inscribed "Pen & ink by Loïs Mailou Jones, 1220 Quincy St. N.E. Wash. D.C. 20017" in pencil on the drawing's mat, verso. Provenance: gift from the artist, Céline Marie Tabary; thence by descent to a private collection, Paris. Céline Marie Tabary (1908 – 1993) was one of Jones' dearest and oldest artist friends; they met when Jones was in her first year of study in Paris in 1937. Tabary soon joined Jones, emigrating to Washington, DC in 1938 where she taught at Howard University. She worked as an artist and art professor in Washington DC through the early 1950s before returning to France
Lois Mailou Jones - Portrait Of Richard B. Harrison (de Lawd).

Lois Mailou Jones - Portrait Of Richard B. Harrison (de Lawd).

Original 1930
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LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1915 - 2012) Portrait of Richard B. Harrison (De Lawd). Charcoal on illustration board, 1930. 597x464 mm; 23 1/2x18 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in charcoal, lower right. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; the collection of Professor John R. Willis and Anne Willis, Highstown, NJ. Richard Berry Harrison (1864 - 1935) was a renowned actor, teacher, dramatic reader and lecturer. The son of fugitive slaves who had fled to Canada, Harrison was born in London, Ontario. At the peak of his career in 1935, he was featured on the cover of TIME. Harrison became extremely well known after playing "de Lawd" in more than 1,650 performances of Marc Connelly's play, The Green Pastures, which opened on Broadway on February 26, 1930. The show ran for 16 months, then went on tour, appearing in more than 200 cities and towns.
Lois Mailou Jones - Monte Carlo

Lois Mailou Jones - Monte Carlo

Original 1955
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Lot number: 85
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Lois Mailou Jones (American 1905-1998) Monte Carlo Signed Lois M. Jones/Monte Carlo/France and dated 1955 Watercolor on board; apparently in good condition. Framed.* Sight size: 18-1/2 x 23-1/2 in (47 x 59.7 cm) Note: This work is accompanied by a copy of a letter from the artist Provenance: Bethune Museum Archives Auction, 1984
Lois Mailou Jones - Africa.

Lois Mailou Jones - Africa.

Original 1935
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Lot number: 8
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LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998) Africa. Oil on canvas board, 1935. 610x508 mm; 24x20 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "©" in oil, lower right recto. Signed, titled, dated and extensively inscribed in ink, verso. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, New York (1992). Exhibited: A Blossoming of New Promises: Art in the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, February 5 - March 18, 1984, with the label on the frame back; Washington, DC; The World of Loïs Mailou Jones, Meridian House International, Washington, DC, January 28 - March 18, 1990; on loan to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, March, 1992 - September, 2015. Illustrated: Gail Gelburd, A Blossoming of New Promises: Art in the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, Hofstra University, 1984, fig. 24; Harriet McNamee, Loïs Mailou Jones: Imagining Africa, Women in the Arts, The National Museum of Women In the Arts, Washington, DC, spring 2002, p. 7. This striking image by Loïs Mailou Jones is the most significant oil painting by the artist yet to come to auction - a very scarce example from her Harlem Renaissance period. This painting is one of the earliest known examples of the artist's investigation of African imagery for an African-American aesthetic. Inspired by Aaron Douglas and the New Negro philosophy of Alain Locke, in 1933 Jones exhibited at the Harmon Foundation in New York her oil painting, The Ascent of Ethiopia, 1932, now in the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. By the summer of 1934, her interest in African art peaked. She pursued a study of ethnic masks at Columbia University. In Harlem, she met Asadata Dafora, the dancer and choreographer from Sierra Leone, and soon designed head dresses and costumes for his ground breaking operatic dance Kykunkor (Witch Woman). Awarded a Howard University scholarship to study at the Académie Julian in Paris during 1937-38, she studied landscape and portraiture, and painted her well known painting of African masks, Les Fétiches, 1938, now in the collection of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Benjamin p. 125; Hanzal pp. 57-58 and 135.
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