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Self Portrait

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Date
1940
Object number
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
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist
Artist
Loïs Mailou Jones, born Boston, MA 1905-died Washington, DC 1998
Sitter
Lois Mailou Jones
Topic
Occupation\art\painter
Portrait female
Medium
casein on board
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (44.5 x 36.7 cm)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71f7d4fb7-a025-4174-8636-16d32dfb1fa7
Record ID
saam_2006.24.2

Self Portrait

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