Ida Ella Ruth Jones (1874-1959)
Posted by: Gosffo
N 39° 56.387 W 075° 49.967
18S E 428851 N 4421405
Quick Description: Self taught artist of over 300 works!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2006 6:46:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMVJY
African American self-taught artist who depicted life in rural Chester County in the first half of the 20th century. The daughter of a former slave, Jones completed more than 300 works in her 70s and 80s. She worked in watercolor, oil, and pencil in a style typical of folk art. Her works illustrated personal observations of family and farm life, nature, landscapes, early technologies, human interaction, and slavery. Jones resided on a nearby farm.
I could find little info about Ida. Go to the web site below to see a picture of her and two of her paintings. You will also learn her brother has a blue historic sign. He invented farm machinery.
Marker Name: Ida Ella Ruth Jones (1874-1959)
Date Dedicated: 10/23/2004
Marker Type: Roadside
Location: Pa. 82 (Doe Run Rd.) at Rokeby Rd., East Fallowfield
Category: African American, Artists, Women
Website: [Web Link]
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