A Life in Vibrant Color
Lois Mailou Jones was an artist, educator and an ambassador of culture. Born in the early 1900’s in Boston, Massachusetts she went on to study there at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts before working in New York City and Sedalia, North Carolina before settling in Washington, DC where she taught for more than four decades at Howard University. During her tenure she honed her craft and gained wide acclaim for her artwork and her teaching. A brilliant collection of more than 70 of her paintings, textiles and sketches are now on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the dynamic exhibit Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. The exhibit runs through January 9, 2011.