Autoportrait Day 262~ Lois Mailou Jones

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

American artist and educator Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998)

1. Self Portrait, N/D / Painting / Location?

2. Self Portrait, 1940 / Casein on board / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

3. Under the Influence of the Masters, 1939 / Gray-wash watercolor / Front page of the Negro History Bulletin, Volume 2, issue 7
“A year later [1940], Jones produced an oil self-portrait with the same short hairstyle as the anonymous painter in the [Negro History Bulletin] watercolor, in a similar smock and collared shirt, suggesting she also had depicted herself in the earlier work.”

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