Biografie von Amy JONES (1899-1992)

Birth place: Buffalo, NY

Addresses: Mount Kisco, NY

Profession: Painter, educator, illustrator, lithographer, graphic artist, lecturer

Studied: Pratt Inst.; Peppino Mangrarite; Xavier Gonzales; Ippolito; Carlus Dyer; Roger Prince; Bryan Kay; Cecil Chichester; Anthony di Bona; W. Adams; Giesbert; H. Hensche

Exhibited: PAFA, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942-44; Saranac Art Lg., 1938 (prize), 1939 (prize), 1940 (prize), 1941 (prize), 1942 (prize); Adirondack, Art Gal., 1938 (prize); AIC, 1938-39; NAD, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1956 (purchase award, Ranger Fund); AWCS, 1940-42, 1944-46; Albright Art Gal., 1940-41, 1943; NAWA, 1941-43, 1945, 1946; Baltimore WCC, 1941; AFA Traveling Exhib., 1942, 1943; Portraits, Inc. Traveling Exhib., 1942, 1943; Northwest PM, 1943; Laguna Beach AA, 1943; New Haven PCC, 1943; Mississippi AA, 1944; Mid-Vermont Artists, 1943; Soc. Wash. Artists, 1944; Butler AI, 1944; NAC, 1946; Wash. County Mus., Hagerstown, MD, 1958 (purchase award); Brighton Mus. Invitational, England, 1959; Royal Soc. Painters in Watercolor Invitational, London, England, 1960; Northern Westchester Artists, 1961 (first prize); Phila. Art All., 1962 (solo); Ruth White Gal., NYC, 1963 (solo), 1969 (solo); New Britain (CT) Mus. Am. Art, 1963 (retrospective); Norfolk (VA) Mus. Arts & Sciences, 1967 (solo); Gal. S. Stefano, Venice, 1972 (solo).

Member: Silvermine Guild Artists; Katonah Gal.; Phila. WCC; Audubon Artists; AWCS; Buffalo SA; The Patteran; Saranac Lake Artists Lg.; NAWA

Work: Hollywood (FL) Hospital; Marine Hospital, Carville, LA; Norfolk (VA) Mus. Arts & Sciences; New Britain (CT) Mus. Am. Art; Wharton Sch. Finance, Univ. Penn., Phila.; Standard Oil Co. NJ presented to State of Maryland; 34 works in New York Hospital, NY. Commissions: mural (oil on canvas), Winsted, CT, 1939, mural (underpainted & glazed), Painted Post, NY, 1940 & mural (egg tempera on canvas), Scotia, NY, 1941, Fine Arts Section, U.S. Treasury Dept.

Comments: WPA artist. Interests: printmaking & lost wax sculpture. Preferred media: oils, watercolors. Teaching: Bedford AC, 1962-; College New Rochelle, summer 1972. Illustr.: Child's Garden of Verses, 1946.

Sources: WW73; WW47 (name given also as Mrs. D. Blair); Norman Kent, Amy Jones," Am. Artist magazine (1954); Amy Jones (Watson-Guptill, 1956)."

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