Lois Mailou Jones Calendar Illustration Sue Bailey Thurman


Lois Mailou Jones  Ink Wash Portrait of Sue Bailey Thurman

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Original Lois Mailou Jones Signed Portrait of Sue Bailey Thurman


African American artist, Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998) signed wash drawing of Sue Bailey Thurman, “Promoter of International Relations.” Painted for 12 American Women, a 1942 calendar.

Lois Mailou Jones’ works are displayed in museums all over the world and valued by collectors. Her paintings grace the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Portrait Gallery, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Palace in Haiti, the National Museum of Afro-American Artists, among others.

Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996) was an American author, lecturer, historian and civil rights activist. She was the first non-white student to earn a bachelor’s degree in music from Oberlin College, Ohio. She briefly taught at the Hampton Institute in Virginia, before becoming involved in international work with the YWCA in 1930.



Drawing In inches is 13 x 11, the entire page is 21 x 16.5
Date 1941
Condition The drawing is in good condition with some toning. It is mounted to the back of the mat with tape. Since it is behind the mat there is no tape residue on the piece. We have left it as we found it.

The matt is in fair condition. Please look at all the photographs.

Please see photos as they are an integral part of the condition report and ask any questions that you have about the item so that we can satisfy you.

Maker Lois Mailou Jones

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 1 in