American, 20th century, male.
Born 1909, in St Louis; died 1963, in Morristown (New Jersey).
Painter, watercolourist, printmaker. Landscapes, still-lifes.
Joe Jones's worked as a house painter from the age of 14 and received no formal artistic training. He joined the Communist party in the 1930s and left St Louis where his Social Realist paintings of Midwestern farm labourers and industrial workers were at odds with the conservative status quo. Jones settled in New York where he worked for the Public Works of Art Project. In ...