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M. C. "5 cent" JONES

(ca.1918 - 2003)

Jones was born in Eagle Shute, Louisiana, lived in Gilliam, LA, and worked as a field hand most of his life.

The content of his work represents his everyday life, the sweet times and the hard times: picking cotton, community weddings, religious themes, portraits of family and friends. The nickname "5 cent" refered to his diminutive physique, but his body of work is a huge contribution to outsider folk art.

His work is held in the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian and the Louisiana State Museum.

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The gallery is pleased to have a significant piece of his work for sale.

An expressive graphite and ball point pen drawing. Over that, watercolor and oil paint. The clouds are thicker white oil paint.

22 x 28 watercolor paperboard


The content appears to be a country wedding albeit an upscale event with their nice cars parked out front.
The bride is not in white, but orange red.

This image is for a sense of scale with the framing:

Framed, the piece measures 29 x 35.

This is museum quality framing with solid hardwood molding that respects the quality of the work.

The mat is acid free and the backing under the painting is acid free, a quality piece.

$1100.

 

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