EILEEN WEST GALLERY
CONTEMPORARY AND OUTSIDER ART
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.
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.
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.
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