Marking the Middle: Loïs Mailou Jones's Mid-Century Portrait Practice - After Talk with Barbara Wolanin
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Join us for a chat with Barbara Wolanin on the following free lecture by the National Portrait Gallery:
Marking the Middle: Loïs Mailou Jones's Mid-Century Portrait Practice
During her lengthy career, African American painter Loïs Mailou Jones (1905–1998) created work in a variety of genres. Portraiture played a pivotal role in her artistic practice, from her days as an art student in 1920s Boston and her time in late 1930s Paris to her forty-five-year tenure at Howard University, and beyond. In this talk, Rebecca VanDiver, Assistant Professor of African American Art at Vanderbilt University, will examine the ways in which Jones's mid-century portrait practice enabled the artist to mark her place in the middle of the increasingly Afro-Diasporic cultural and social scenes of Paris, Washington, D.C., and Port-au-Prince.