Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
FREDERICK D. JONES (1914 - 2004)
Untitled (Heads).

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1960. 210x870 mm; 8 1/4x34 1/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower left.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Illinois.

This painting is a strong example of Fred Jones' mid-career work, capturing a figure in movement with a gradation of highly saturated colors. Jones studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, alongside artists such as Eldzier Cortor, Charles Sebree and Charles White. He joined this group of Chicago artists in the founding of the South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville in the early 1940s.