Oral history interview with Frederick D. Jones

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jones88
Creators:
Jones, Frederick D., 1913-1996
Williams, Arlene E.
South Side Community Art Center
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
Dates:
1988 Nov. 8-10
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
80 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Frederick D. Jones conducted 1988 Nov. 8-10, by Arlene E. Williams, for the Archives of American Art African-American Artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Scope and Contents
Jones speaks of his early life and training, and of the influence of Hale Woodrufff, Louis Ritman, and Eldzier Cortor. He recalls his involvement with the South Side Community Art Center. He discusses some of his early exhibitions, the influences of African and European art, and changes in the art scene after World War II. He compares Chicago and New York art schools, and speaks about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Finally, he discusses the civil rights movement and its relationship to the art of the times.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frederick D. Jones (1913-1996) was a painter in Chicago, Ill.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

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Repository Contact
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