Self Portrait

  • Loïs Mailou Jones, Self Portrait, 1940, casein on board, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist, 2006.24.2

Exhibition Label

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

Title
Self Portrait
Artist
Date
1940
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (44.5 x 36.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of the artist

Mediums Description
casein on board
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Jones, Lois Mailou
  • Occupation – art – painter
Object Number
2006.24.2
Palette
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