This painting is so incredibly beautiful. The colors and design of the bathing suits are absolutely stunning. This painting was done in 1961 by a woman named Elizabeth W. Jones. The painting is on display in her home today.
The painting is currently on display in Elizabeth W. Jones’ home. It is one of three bathing suits Jones has on display in her home.
Jones was living in her own home right after the war when a woman named Ida Mae Bell was painting her own bathing suit, so she must have been a real party animal. We are told that the painting was meant to be a tribute to her. The painting is stunning.
The best way to describe what makes the bathing suit look like a piece of art is to tell you about Elizabeth W. Jones’s life. Jones was born in Ohio and moved to California, where she attended college, and in 1939 she married a fellow artist named William Bell. They had two children but separated when William Bell died in 1943. Jones then moved to New Orleans to live with her sister and spent the rest of her life trying to make a living as a painter.
It’s also interesting to note that the painting is actually part of a series of bathing suits Joness made in the 1960s.
This is where I started to dig into Joness’s bio, which included the words “herself” and “art” in the same sentence. She was a self-taught artist who claimed to have been “born artist” even though she was never a studio artist, and it was only later in life that she began to receive assistance and guidance from the art world.
Her early interest in art, which she claims led to the making of some amazing paintings and sculptures, lead her to create a couple of sculptures and paintings in the 1960s. Joness says that her work was inspired by her mother, who was a master seamstress and the inspiration for her sculpture and paintings. She paints in acrylics and oils and her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad.
She is still an active member of art communties and is often on art benders. Her work has been shown in the US, UK, and Canada, where she was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and in the 2015 Galerie des Beaux-Arts show. Joness has exhibited her work at the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Joness has also exhibited paintings and sculptures at the V&A Museum in London. Her work has been included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and in the 2015 Galerie des Beaux-Arts show. Joness has exhibited her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A Museum in London.
This title is a bit dated, but not overly so. It’s not to say that this is a bad book title but to be fair, that title is in fact a great title, especially when talking about the works of artists that have been shown at museums.