"Western Landscape" by Albertus Jones
ALBERTUS EUGENE JONES
Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches (canvas), 33 x 38 inches (frame), signed lower right, 22k gold leaf hand-carved frame.
Albertus Jones was born on October 31, 1882 and lived in South Windsor, Connecticut. He studied under Charles Noel Flagg and attended the Connecticut League of Art Students. Jones was not only a painter but also an instructor of drawing and painting and taught at the Hartford Art School for 20 years and several other nearby schools and universities. He was a member of several organizations including the WPA or Works Progress Administration, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, of which he was a charter member, and the South Windsor Art League, which he founded in 1953. Albertus Jones exhibited at various venues including the famous National Academy of Design, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. Throughout his life Jones won numerous awards for his work. He won prizes at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art several years and also at the Connecticut Watercolor Society. Jones is well represented with both oil and watercolor paintings at his local Wood Memorial Library, the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Florence Griswold Museum.
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