6 Press Releases

Tag: Lois Mailou Jones

  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Alma Thomas

    Doyle Sells Exuberant Paintings by American Abstract Artist American artist Alma Thomas pushed boundaries at every turn. As a young Black woman in the 1910s, doors were repeatedly closed to her as she sought opportunities in art, architecture, and academia. Even her well-studied professional career as a painter began after…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Swann to Present Focus on Women July 15

    Material Related to Trailblazing Figures Working Across Industries Will Feature Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Bourke-White, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg & More Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, circa 1930. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000. New York—Swann Galleries will present Focus on Women, a sale dedicated to…

    Swann to Present Focus on Women July 15-1
  • Artists

    Masters on the Market: Alma Thomas

    Photograph of Alma Thomas. Image from the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1960, after nearly 40 years as an art teacher, Alma Thomas retired to focus on her own work. She'd achieved some success as an artist before then. However, it was during these later years…

    Masters on the Market Alma Thomas1
  • Auction Industry

    Representation, Leadership, and Art World Diversity

    The art world is not known for its diversity. Museums, galleries, and auction catalogs overwhelmingly feature white male artists. Boardrooms often lack equity as well. While art world diversity still lags behind, the industry is taking steps toward better representation.  One way to address this issue is to hire diversity…

    Representation, Leadership, and Art World Diversity1
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Loïs Mailou Jones

    Dane Fine Art Brings Painting From Artist, Educator, & Trailblazer The road to artistic greatness was not an easy one for Loïs Mailou Jones. Active throughout the 20th century, Jones faced ongoing discrimination as a Black American woman. She saw her paintings withdrawn from galleries, rightfully-won prizes taken away, and…

    Artist to Know Loïs Mailou Jones1
  • Exhibitions

    Museum receives $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

    Black Orpheus, 1969. Humbert Howard (1905–1992). Oil and collage on Masonite™, 49 3/4 × 40 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Dr. John E. and Carol Hunt, 2009. © Howard Heartsfield Gallery. WILMINGTON, DE.- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved an Art Works award of $25,000…

    Museum receives $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant