Seeking Frederick D Jones Jr. art expertJonathan
Over the weekend I stumbled across a very inexpensive piece signed Fred Jones. I am wondering if there are any experts on his paintings out their who can give me an opinion on it's origin. The painting looks like an ink, wash, and oil on card. It is of three women, one facing front and center of the painting, one with her back turned and one from the side and a city scene in the back ground. Any additional information on this artist is greatly appreciated.
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Spurious Fred JonesDavid
As a collector of 20'th century african american artwork I feel obliged to say that the painting "Woman in African Dress" pictured on this website as a work by Frederick D. Jones Jr is most certainly not. Having owned authentic Frederic Jones works before and talking to a few of his contemporaies about his style and signature I can say that this painting is all wrong. Jones had a way of approaching the human form which he borrowed from his roomate Cortor. Compare the jazz musicians pictured on this site to the oil painting. Notice the difference in style? Not to mention the signatures are completely different(feel free to emil me to see what an authentic signature looks like)!!!! I brought this up with Jim Peg who sold this spurious oil painting at his last auction. Even after several other people came to him with the opinion that his painting was not a Frederick D. Jones Jr. he sold it regardless. Caveat Emptor!