Welcome to Iniva’s new website. We are in the process of updating content throughout. We welcome your feedback at info@iniva.org


Lois Mailou Jones

  • CountryUnited States
  • Born1905
  • Died1998


Jones studied painting at the High School of Practical Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Boston Normal Art School (now the Massachusetts College of Art). From 1930, she taught at Howard University’s, a tenure that would last forty-seven years. In 1937 she was able to travel to Europe and study at the Académie Julian in Paris, where she developed a looser brush stroke and lighter palette. She died in 1998 in Washington D.C.