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Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson, 1978-1984

Jones, Jean Ellen, 1942-

Educator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Summary: The Jean Ellen Jones research material on African American artist Lizzie Wilkerson measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1978 to 1984. The collection includes printed material, photographic material, and a video recording, "Everything That Grows and Moves: The Art of Lizzie Wilkerson."

Biographical/Historical Note

Jean Ellen Jones is an art historian in Atlanta, Georgia. She taught at Georgia State University and curated a traveling exhibition of Lizzie Wilkerson's work for the Georgia State University Art Gallery in 1983. Lizzie Wilkerson began to paint at age 77, after a life as a sharecropper and maid.


The Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson was donated to the Archives of American Art by Jean Ellen Jones in 1986 and 1987.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided for by the Henry Luce Foundation.