(Missouri/New York/New Jersey, 1909-1963)
Sand Split, 1947, signed lower right "Joe Jones", oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in; original carved and painted wood frame, 37-7/8 x 47-3/4 in.
Note: Joe Jones was an American regionalist artist who joined the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the thirties. During this time, he befriended Thomas Hart Benton, whose work he admired. This particular painting is representational of his style change into minimalism that occurred in the 1940s. The fact that this painting was owned by Associated American Artists, Inc. suggests this may have been the subject of a lithograph.
Exhibited: Second Annual Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, 1947, no. 1519.47 (label verso)