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Untitled #12

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Theodore J. Jones
ink and paint on paper
9 1/16 × 12 in. (23 × 30.5 cm)
Mat: 14 1/16 × 16 5/16 in. (35.7 × 41.5 cm)
One can imagine large rocks along a shore in this abstract painting by Theodore J. Jones (1938-). Watercolor and ink on paper summon the stillness of a lake mirroring mountains partially obscured by mist. Over grey, green, and brown washes, filigree patterns materialize in glossy black acrylic, like a mountain range and its reflection. At a higher altitude, a cloudbank contrasts with deeply tinged sky. Military service brought Jones to metropolitan Washington, DC in the early to mid-1960s, when he executed this artwork and three others in the Anacostia Community Museum’s collection (2002.0002.0009, 2002.0002.0011, 2002.0002.0012). During this period, the native New Orleanian had solo exhibitions in the District and at Fort Belvoir in nearby Alexandria. He also won first prize for sculpture at an Outdoor Art Fair co-sponsored by the District’s Department of Parks and Recreation and The Washington Post. These accomplishments hinted at the African American artist’s future, in which he would become known for printmaking, sculpture, and photography.
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