Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 5

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Japanese Poppies from Japanese Screen (Museum Research).

Gouache and watercolor on illustration board, 1925. 330x235 mm; 13x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right.

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

At the High School of Practical Arts (HSPA) in Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones was an honor student and won four consecutive scholarships to the vocational drawing classes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from 1919 to 1923. She would go every day after attending class at HSPA. After graduating, she continued her education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and graduated with honors in 1927. Benjamin pp. 5-7.