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Joe Jones, 1938, from the Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960

Joe Jones, 1938

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Title: Joe Jones

Date: 1938

Physical Details: Photographic Print : 1 ; 18 x 23 cm.

Description: Identification typed on verso: 11599

Associated Press Photo From New York, Caution: Use Credit

(Editors: Released Sunday, Sept. 4, with John Selby's Advance on Jone Jones, St. Louis artist.)

Used To Paint Houses

Meet Joe Jones, 29-year-old St. Louisan, who quit painting houses to make a name for himself in oil and canvas. Self-taught, he has two pictures in New York Museums; has won government assignments, and once was given a Guggenheim Fellowship to do a "Dust Bowl" series. Jones says he is an inactive communist. His works are termed earthy because, he says, "I like to think of things as being round and square, hot and cold, black and white." Associated Press Photo

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Joe Jones, 1938 / unidentified photographer. Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 2977