(1888 - 1968)
Wilfred J. Jones was active/lived in New York. Wilfred Jones is known for illustrator-story, painter.
Biography Wilfred Jones
The following, submitted May 2003, is from John W Alexander, Jr of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is a nephew of the artist.
Wilfred Jones was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 20, 1888, to Thomas Shade Jones and Rose Coyle Jones; he was the third child in a family of ten children. At an early age he was encouraged to draw and paint by his mother, who had been a schoolteacher. An omnivorous reader all his life, he could not remember learning to read, except that it was before he went to school. In school at age six, he continued to draw his fellow students instead of concentrating on his schoolwork. As a child, he often entered art competitions sponsored by the local newspapers, usually winning. Since he often sent in multiple entries
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