A Finding Aid to the Jean Ellen Jones Research Material on Lizzie Wilkerson, 1978-1984, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jonejean
Creators:
Jones, Jean Ellen, 1942-
Dates:
1978-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
The Jean Ellen Jones research material on African American artist Lizzie Wilkerson measures 0.2 linear feet and date 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.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Jean Ellen Jones research material on African American artist Lizzie Wilkerson measures 0.2 linear feet and date 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.
Printed Material includes photocopies of clippings, an exhibition catalog from the 1983 Georgia State University Art Gallery exhibition curated by Jean Ellen Jones, and cards with reproductions of Wilkerson's work. Photographic material includes a black and white portrait of Lizzie Wilkerson and color slides of her work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in two series.
  • Series 1: Printed Material, 1983-1984 (Box 1; 4 folders)
  • Series 2: Photographic Material, 1978-1983 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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 (1895-1984) was an African American self-taught artist. She worked as a share-cropper and a maid and began painting at the age of 77. She worked primarily in watercolor and pen to create images depicting farm animals, crops, fish, Bible stories, and spiritual matters. Her work is held in collections at the American Folk Art Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the High Museum of Art.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2018 with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Author
Rayna Andrews
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided for by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Preferred Citation
Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson, 1978-1984, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folk art -- Georgia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Georgia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Self-taught artists--Georgia--Atlanta Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists--Georgia--Atlanta Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Wilkerson, Lizzie, 1900-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia State University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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