Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
FREDERICK D. JONES (1914 - 2004 )
Untitled (Woman with a Fish).

Oil on fine linen canvas, circa 1945-50. 305x254 mm; 12x10 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: private collection.

This beautiful painting is a scarce example of an early oil on canvas by Chicago artist Fred Jones. With the Arts Craft Guild, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with mentor George Neal and fellow young artists Eldzier Cortor, Charles Sebree and Charles White. Jones joined this group of Chicago artists involved in the founding of the South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville in the early 1940s.