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LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998) Lisa.
Pen and ink and wash on wove paper, 1966. 641x495 mm; 25 1/4x19 1/2 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "Paris" in ink, lower right.
Provenance: gift from the artist, Céline Marie Tabary; thence by descent to a private collection, Paris. Céline Marie Tabary (1908 – 1993) was one of Jones' dearest and oldest artist friends; they met when Jones was in her first year of study in Paris in 1937. Tabary soon joined Jones, emigrating to Washington, DC in 1938 where she taught at Howard University. She worked as an artist and art professor in Washington, DC through the early 1950s before returning to France.