Lois Mailou Jones Wash Drawing of Mary McLeod Bethune


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Original, Signed, Lois Mailou Jones, 1942, Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune


African American artist, Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998) signed portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune, “Woman of Affairs” Painted for 12 American Women, a 1942 calendar. Lois Mailou Jones described this technique as a wash drawing,

Lois Mailou Jones’ works are valued by collectors, and displayed in museums all over the world, including 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.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1998-1980) was an American educator, lecturer, stateswoman, humanitarian and civil rights activist. She co-founded the United Negro College Fund with William Trent and Frederick D. Patterson. She was the daughter of former slaves. She also founded the Bethune-Cookman school in Daytona, FL.



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 8 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 20 × 5 in