Loïs Mailou Jones

£150.00Price

"Loïs Mailou Jones"

Oil pastel, gouache, oil paint and coloured pencil on paper

210 x 148mm

2020

Signed and dated on verso

 

This mini portrait is a tribute, celebrating the life works of artist, Loïs Mailou Jones. The other purpose to this project is to continue raising awareness of diversity and gender within the art industry. 

 

Lois Mailou Jones is an inspirational American artist and textile designer. Born November 3, 1905 and died June 9, 1998. 

She started her career in textile design, working as a freelance textile designer for companies such as: Foster Company in Boston and Schumacher Company in New York. In 1928 she created a set of prints for  Cretonne fabric, that were inspired by Caribbean palms, plants and wildlife, drawing out the caribbean-esque colours of yellows, green and orange. 

 

Lois took many trips to African nations and to Haiti, gathering inspiration for her artwork. She kept journals, took photographs and documented her findings into sketches and writings. She has more than 75 boxes of material dating back to the early 1900’s of research from her trips. A blog on NMWA Exhibitions that features an article about Jones's work says, “a testament to the life and career of a tireless advocate for African American art, an experimental and innovative thinker, and a true artistic pioneer”. 

 

 

All Erin’s art is about reflecting sub-cultures from the past and today and drawing portraits of people that tell a story.  She draws all her illustrations in her pastel naive art style and calls her portraits, “Pastel people”.

 

Artwork is wrapped in a cello sleeve and shipped in protective packaging. Posted with Royal Mail signed for and tracked. 

SKU: MLJ1
  • PRODUCT INFO

    WORK ON PAPER

    Original Artwork 2020

    Oil pastel, oil paint, gouache and colour pencil drawing on acid free paper

    Dimensions: 210 X 148mm (A5 Portrait)

    Signed and dated on verso.

    Artwork comes with a A4 mount. 

     

  • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

    Original art and fine art prints are not available for refund.

  • SHIPPING INFO

    All artwork is wrapped in a cello sleeve and shipped securely, posted with Royal Mail signed for and tracked service.

    Due to Covid-19 services with Royal Mail, may be delayed by 1-2 weeks. This is quoted from their website. 

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