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Woman's Head with Pink Bow

ca. 1979 Shields Landon ("S.L.") Jones Born: Indian Mills, West Virginia 1901 Died: Hinton, West Virginia 1997 carved and painted wood with ribbon 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (38.7 x 26.7 x 24.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 1997.124.68 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 27A


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S. L. Jones created large figures and heads based on the people who lived and worked around him in Pine Hill, West Virginia. The portraits have very similar features, and in these pieces the bow and the pipe are the only way to tell that one is male and the other female. He used pieces of yellow poplar, maple, and black walnut to carve his sculptures and highlighted their features with paint and pencil.

Keywords

Figure female - bust

sculpture

folk art

fabric

paint

wood

About Shields Landon ("S.L.") Jones

Born: Indian Mills, West Virginia 1901 Died: Hinton, West Virginia 1997

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