Loïs Mailou Jones, Self Portrait, 1940, casein on board, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist, 2006.24.2
Jones went to Africa for the first time in 1970, at age sixty-five, but the forms, rhythmic cadences, and vibrant color she associated with the ceremonies of Africa had infused her art since her student years. These influences are apparent in Self Portrait, in which Jones links her identity with traditional African sculpture.
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
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17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (44.5 x 36.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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- casein on board
- Portrait female – Jones, Lois Mailou
- Occupation – art – painter
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