Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lois Mailou Jones (Pierre-Noel)

Originally from Boston, the artist fell in love with the island of Haiti and its people.

Depicts her early interest in African art housed at the National Museum of of American Art.

Les Feticles-1938

Howard University professor of art from 1930-1977, she was a champion of American artists.  Some of her students went on to become substantial contributors to American art, most notably, Elizabeth Catlett.  She was commissioned to create two of the thirty three stained glass windows at Andrew Rankin Chapel, Howard University.  This one is dear to me.

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