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Lois Mailou Jones:Educator, painter



We celebrate Lois Mailou Jones.

Why did we not get taught about her in school?!!! She was an amazing multi-talented artists and educator.

She was an artists, a textile artists, designer and an educator. She was undaunted by the racists and misogynistic behaviors of the 1930,40’s and later yet her career spanned 7 decades!

Through the years her style shifted and evolved multiple times in response to the influences in her life. She was adapt with multiple mediums, technique for influences.

“Her colleague at Howard, Alain Locke urged her and other artists to create images that would contradict pervasive racial stereotypes of the period.” Www.theJohnsoncollection.org

She did just that and hoped that “race and gender would no longer circumscribe her art or achievements.” She is later quoted as saying that “I’m an American painter who happens to be Black.”

Later she married a Haitian graphic artist Louis Pierre-Noel and spent time in Haiti. She stated “the art of Africa is lived in the daily life of the people of Haiti.”

As an educator, she taught some of the greatest artists of her day,m such as Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Catlett and David Driskell.

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