Howard University Receives Donation of Lois Mailou Jones Painting

An anonymous donor has contributed a 1938 painting by African-American artist Lois Mailou Jones to the Howard University Gallery of Art. The painting joins 13 other works by Jones that are currently housed in the gallery and were donated to the university in 2005 by the artist’s estate.

The new addition to the Howard collection is a painting of the view outside the window of the artist’s apartment when she lived in Paris. Jones was a member of the Howard faculty for more than 40 years.