- To promote the art of Loïs Mailou Jones through organizing
one-person exhibitions of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures
in museums and galleries throughout the world. (6-8 exhibitions
completed at present)
- To help maintain the integrity of the works of Loïs Mailou
- To help control the reproductions of Loïs Mailou Jones'
artworks included in catalogues, books, magazines, films, slides,
and videos. Several articles were published in Boston, two magazine
productions, and a documentary is in talks.
- Authentication: To help determine the authenticity of works
by Loïs Mailou Jones.
- To help control the marketing of the artwork of Loïs Mailou
Jones: The right to determine what should be sold, and what price,
at what moment, and to insure that the works are placed in appropriate
public or private collections.
The Trust has donated over $500,000 of Loïs Mailou Jones'
art work to permanent collections in her name to continue her
legacy. The following links will take you to images and detailed
information on the donated works.
of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Among the 12 donated works are charcoal portraits from 1934,
Vévé Voudou II, a 1963 Oil and collage
inspired by her time in Haiti, La Baker, an oversize
acrylic on canvas tribute to Josephine Baker, Parisian dancer
and humanitarian and Céline, a 1940 watercolor
portrait of her fellow student at the Académie Julian
and life-long friend.
image, Robert W. Jones, (left) and Dr. Chris Chapman (right),
Board of Trustees, Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust,
present My Mother's Hats, 1943 to Malcolm Rogers, Director
of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Dr. Elliot Bostwick
Davis, Chair of the Art of Americas Department, MFA, February
image, Moon Masque
American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Among the 12 donated works is one of Loïs' earliest
prize winners, Negro Youth, 1929, which won honorable
mention at the 1930 Harmon Foundation Exhibition and striking
works inspired by her travels—Suriname,
1982 Acrylic, Initiation, Liberia, 1983 Acrylic
on canvas, and Moon Masque, 1971 Oil and collage
on canvas featuring a Kwela mask from Zaire.
University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The 13 donated works include work from her first sabbatical
in France, Arch of Septimus, 1938 Oil on canvas;
her Haitian period, Panorama of Port au Prince,
1960, Oil on canvas; and her African travels, Dahomey,
Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
The 5 donated works include Vendors, Port au Prince,
1978 Acrylic showcasing her use of bright, flat colors.
of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA
The 5 donated works include Cabris, 1950 Oil on canvas,
the French home of her friend Céline Tabary and site
of Loïs' wedding to Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noël and
Fishing Shacks, Menemsha, 1932 Watercolor. The harbors
on Martha's Vineyard were a favorite scene to paint. Other bequest
includes 16 original drawings by Lois for Carter G. Woodson's
book African Heroes and Heroines 1937-38 and 13 original
drawings by Loïs from The Picture-Poetry Book
by Gertrude McBrown.
National Postal Museum
The donated works by Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noël include
John F. Kennedy 1963, printers proof, World Health
Day printers proof, and United Nations 20 cents original stamp
Museum International Art from Picture Books
The 14 donated works from the 1929-30 original drawings from
the The Picture-Poetry Book by Gertrude McBrown.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Museum will select a painting from the exhibition in recognition of its role as the premier venue in promoting the Life and Art of Loïs Mailou Jones.
- To set up art scholarship funds at the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston and Howard University for students to study in the United
States or abroad.
Larry Frazier, Esq. – 1998-present
Frazier and Associates
Dr. David C. Driskell, Retired – 1998-2008
Professor Emeritus of Art, University of Maryland, College Park
Contact the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust for information
about how you can help promote the art and legacy of Loïs Mailou Jones.