Albertus Eugene Jones (American, 1882-1957)
Albertus Jones was born on October 31, 1882 and lived in South Windsor, Connecticut. He studied under Charles Noel Flagg and attended the Connecticut League of Art Students. Jones was not only a painter but also an instructor of drawing and painting and taught at the Hartford Art School for 20 years and several other nearby schools and universities. He was a member of several organizations including the WPA or Works Progress Administration, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, of which he was a charter member, and the South Windsor Art League, which he founded in 1953.
Albertus Jones exhibited at various venues including the famous National Academy of Design, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. Throughout his life Jones won numerous awards for his work. He won prizes at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art several years and also at the Connecticut Watercolor Society. Jones is well represented with both oil and watercolor paintings at his local Wood Memorial Library, the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Florence Griswold Museum.
Charles Noel Flagg
Connecticut League of Art Students; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 1912 prize, 1927 prize, 1930 prize, 1932 prize, 1944 prize; Society of Independent Artists, 1917; Connecticut Watercolor Society, 1939 prize, 1941 prize, 1943 prize, 1944 prize; Connecticut Watercolor Society; National Academy of Design, 1926, 1929; Bridgeport Art League, 1944 prize; Society of Independent Artists; New Haven Paint and Clay Club, 1945 prize; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1939 prize
Salons of America, 1934 Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, charter member; South Windsor Art League, founder 1953
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; Wood Memorial Library
Instructor, Randall School, Hartford, CT, 1947; Instructor, School for Creative Works, Hartford, CT; Instructor, Hartford Art School, South Windsor, CT; WPA Artist
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Information courtesy of Jim Williams