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Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lois Mailou Jones Residence

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 1220 Quincy Street, NE —

 
Lois Mailou Jones Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
1. Lois Mailou Jones Residence Marker
Inscription.  Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), internationally acclaimed artist and teacher, lived here from the 1950s into the 1970s. Born and educated in Boston, Jones joined the Howard University Art Department in 1930 and stayed for nearly 50 years. She began drawing as a child, later moving into graphic design, textiles, oils, and watercolor. In the 1940s Jones's home became the "Little Paris Studio," an artist's collective. Her work graces the National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Hirshhorn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and many other venues.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists.
 
Location. 38° 56.242′ N, 76° 
Lois Mailou Jones Residence with Marker in Foreground image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
2. Lois Mailou Jones Residence with Marker in Foreground
59.399′ W. Marker is in Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Quincy Street Northeast east of 12th Street Northeast. On the front gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1220 Quincy Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franciscan Monastery (approx. ¼ mile away); Carlo Angelo Facchina (approx. ¼ mile away); Corinthian Capital (approx. ¼ mile away); Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. ¼ mile away); Erected to the Memory of the Very Reverend Commissaries (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookland.
 
More about this marker.
Caption:
Lois Mailou Jones
Scurlock Studio Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
 
Also see . . .  Lois Mailou Jones Residence, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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