Joe Jones: Painter of the American SceneOctober 10, 2010–January 2, 2011
St. Louis-born artist Joe Jones (1909–1963) achieved national prominence in the 1930s for his depictions of both urban and rural aspects of the American Scene. This exhibition will investigate the ways in which Jones' representations of life in the American heartland were inflected and driven by his commitment to proletarian causes and his identification with the working class. Paintings, mural studies, drawings, and prints by Jones from both public and private collections will be included in the exhibition. The show will focus on the period during which Jones' social and artistic experiences in St. Louis served as the foundation for his most vital work.
Curated by Andrew Walker, assistant director for curatorial affairs, and Janeen Turk, senior curatorial assistant, Joe Jones: Painter of the American Scene was on view in the Main Exhibition Galleries October 10, 2010 through January 2, 2011.
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