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 (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.
Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Lois Mailou Jones
Scurlock Studio Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 56.242′ N, 76° 59.399′ W. Marker is in Brookland, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Quincy Touch for map. On the front gate of 1220 Quincy Street, NE. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1220 Quincy St NE, Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
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.
Also see . . . Lois Mailou Jones Residence, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.