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us: Jones, Lois Mailou

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  • Variants

    • us: Pierre-Noël, Lois Mailou
    • us: Noël, Lois Mailou Pierre-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1905-11-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1998-06-09
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University. College of Fine Arts
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Loïs Mailou Jones Studio Gallery (Edgartown, Mass.)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Artists
          (lcsh) Textile designers
            (lcsh) College teachers
              (lcsh) Painters
          • Sources

            • found: Her Peintures, 1937-1951, 1952.
            • found: Her Interview with Lois Mailou Jones, c1978: t.p. (Lois Mailou Jones) leaf ii (Lois Mailou Jones (Mrs. Vergniaud Pierre-Noël); b. 1905, Boston, Mass.; painter and water-colorist)
            • found: N.Y. times, June 13, 1998 (Lois Mailou Jones; painter and teacher; b. in Boston in 1905; taught at Howard Univ. in Washington from 1930-1977; d. June 9 in Washington at age 92)
            • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Washington, DC for Her Papers, 1920-1998 (Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel; 1905-1998; visual artist, educator, scholar, and mentor; served as professor of art at the Howard Univ. College of Fine Arts from 1930 to 1967; m. Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noel, the renowned Haitian artist, in 1953)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed May 15, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jones, Loïs Mailou; painter, educator, textile designer; born 03 November 1905 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; studied design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (1923-1927); earned a teaching certificate from the Boston Normal Art School; received a one-year scholarship to the Designers Art School of Boston; attended Harvard University; was recruited by Howard University (1930-1977); received BA in Art Education magna cum laude, Howard University (1945); illustrated books and periodicals, including "African Heroes and Heroines" (1936-1965); received a scholarship to study in Paris (1937); enrolled at the Académie Julien; her best-known work was "Les Fétiches" (1938), a Cubist-inspired painting of African masks; exhibited in the Chicago Negro Exposition (1940); her painting "Indian Shops, Gay Head" (1940) won the Corcoran Gallery's Robert Wood Bliss Award (1941); taught briefly at Haiti's Centre d'Art and the Foyer des Arts Plastiques; returned to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts for a retrospective exhibition (1973); received citations from the Haitian government (1955) and from U.S. president Jimmy Carter (1980); opened the Loïs Mailou Jones Studio Gallery in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard (1988); died 09 June 1998 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States)
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            • 1980-04-23: new
            • 2016-06-15: revised
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