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Loïs Mailou Jones
Loïs Mailou Jones (1904- 1998) was a Boston-born painter and an active player in the Harlem Renaissance with her politically charged pieces. She pulled inspiration from African masks, colorful Haitian prints, and French impressionist landscapes, and deftly mixed the three to create her unique pieces.

She went to Harvard University to study painting, was one of the most successful ex-pat painters in Europe, and now her work hangs in prestigious museums like the Smithsonian.