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LOIS MAILOU JONES Portrait of a Woman with a Cap.
Oil on canvas, circa 1937-9. 610x510 mm; 24x20 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.An early portrait by this important, African-American artist, of an unknown sitter shows the impressionist palette and brushwork learned from her Paris years. Awarded a Howard University General Education Board scholarship to study at the Academie Julian in Paris during the 1937-38, Lois Mailou Jones studied traditional painting subjects of landscape and portraiture. She did many portraits of fellow artists and writer friends, including Zora Neale Hurston.