This work is not currently on view.
acrylic on paper
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
71 in x 74 3/4 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature/maker's mark: bottom middle of painting: F. Jones '82
inscription: Label on back: Francine Seders Gallery $2800, The Fountain Gallery, $2800
- Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund
- Accession Number
© Fay Jones
Though she received her art training in the late 1950s during the highpoint for abstraction in American painting, Fay Jones has always preferred to pursue figuration and narrative content. Jones was born in Boston and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She moved to Seattle after graduating in 1957. Fay Jones's works present vivid, engaging, though ultimately unfinished, stories drawn from contemporary American life and social issues. They are full of lively, enigmatic characters, odd juxtapositions and suggestive, ambiguous images and symbols. Jones structures her compositions around cartoon-like drawings and intense colors; they display her flair for theatrical effect and a wry, knowing sense of humor.