Lois Mailou Jones

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Birthday
3, 1905
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 9, 1998 (92)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1905
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 9, 1998 (92)

About

American artist who painted during the Harlem Renaissance and was the only African-American female painter to become famous abroad in the 1930s and 1940s.

Before Fame

She took classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and worked in costume design.

Trivia

She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London in the early 1960s.

Family Life

Her father worked as a building superintendent and lawyer and her mother was a cosmetologist.

Associated With

She was close friends with author Dorothy West.