Man with Pipe

Copied Shields Landon ("S.L.") Jones, Man with Pipe, 1975, paint and pencil on carved wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.69

Artwork Details

Title
Man with Pipe
Date
1975
Dimensions
108 127 34 in. (25.421.619.7 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Mediums Description
paint and pencil on carved wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation — leisure — smoking
  • Figure male — bust
Object Number
1997.124.69

Artwork Description

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.