Residences -- Habersham & Park Avenue
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Architecture, Domestic -- Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
The image is from a scan of a slide from Myrtle Jones Collection, MS 002. The slide was used in the publication of her book, A Savannah Experience: an artistic expression of my life in Savannah, published in 1995. Jones describes the painting as a favorite. She mentioned the woman hanging clothes on the line, the man resting on the porch, and the young man leaning on the house were too good to pass up without painting the scene.
Myrtle Jones was born in Winder, Georgia in 1913 to Reverend Vianous Vespiew and Mary Glover Braddy. She had two sisters, Mildred Braddy Rogers and Moriene Braddy Wells. Jones was married two times: for 17 years to Southwood "Smut" Jones. That marriage ended in a divorce, which was followed shortly after by his suicide. Her second marriage was to Leonard "Bill" King. They were married for 15 years before he died of cancer in 1983. Myrtle Jones had no children. Jones began her artistic career by attending classes at the Telfair Museum of Art and at Armstrong Junior College (now Armstrong Atlantic State University). She considered herself to be largely self-taught. She was a student of Emil Holzhauer and Rubin Gambrell. Local artist Hattie Saussy served as Jones' mentor and friend. She is best known for her paintings of portraits and cityscapes. Jones died in Savannah on February 15, 2005 of natural causes at the age of 92.
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34 x 26 inches
MS 002, The Myrtle Jones Papers, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design
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