|Object ID number||1995.08.003|
|Title||Albertus Eugene Jones Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Document Box 3 (folders 1-31)
3-1. South Windsor Art League photo taken at Heublein Hotel, Hartford, CT. 1954 (Ref Accession #92.35).
3-2. South Windsor Art League news clips. No Date. (Ref Accession #92.02).
3-3. Unidentified Portrait of a Woman. Sent by A. E. Jones, Ballestine Buiding, Hartford, Ct. No Date. (Ref Accession #92.02).
3-4. List of pictures - New Britain Art League. Date Unknown.
3-5. Obituary - Hartford Courant. March 1, 1957.
3-6. Price List of Paintings -- Exhibition and date unknown.
3-7. Exhibition Catalogue for exhibit at Hotel Bond. January 4 to January 11, year unknown.
3-8. Exhibition Catalogue for Society of Connecticut Artists. March 15 to March 31, 1920.
3-9. Exhibition Catalogue New Haven Paint and Clay Club. 1922.
3-10. Exhibition Catalogue for Paintings of Brittany. December 4 to 18, 1926.
3-11. Exhibition Catalogue for the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. January 12 to February 2, 1928.
3-12. Exhibition Catalogue for The Hartford Salmagundians. January 9 to 21, 1929.
3-13. Exhibition Catalogue for the Ogunquit Art Center. August 3 to September 15, 1930.
3-14. Exhibition Catalogue for the Ogunquit Art Center. June 15 to September 15, 1931.
3-15. Exhibition Catalogue New England Paint and Clay Club. 1931.
3-16. Exhibition Catalogue for the Ogunquit Art Center. June 15 to September 15, 1932.
3-17. Exhibition Catalogue for the 31st Exhibition of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. 1932.
3-18. Exhibition Catalogue for the 32nd Exhibition of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. February 11 to March 4, 1933.
3-19. Catalogue of classes at the Hartford School of Art. 1933-1934.
3-20. Exhibition Catalogue for the Ogunquit Art Center. July 2 to September 10, 1934.
3-21. Exhibition Catalogue for the 34th Exhibition of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. February 16 to March 9, 1935.
3-22. Price List for Lyme Art Association Exhibition. 1934.
3-23. Exhibition Catalogue for the Ogunquit Art Center. July 2 to September 10, 1935.
3-24. Exhibition Catalogue for the 36th Exhibition of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. March 8 to 27, 1937.
3-25. Exhibition Catalogue for Ogunquit Art Center 16th Annual Exhibition. July 3 to September 5, 1938.
3-26. Exhibition Catalogue for the Hartford Salmagundians. January 7 to 29, 1939.
3-27. Exhibition Catalogue for Ogunquit Art Center 17th Annual Exhibition. July 3 to September 5, 1939.
3-28. Exhibition - Wood Memorial Library. September 25, 1976. Biographical sketch and list of paintings.
3-29. Exhibition Catalogue for Wood Memorial Library 20th Anniversary Celebration. April 19 to May 17, 1991.
3-30. Journal Inquirer article on WML and Jones Exhibit. April 8, 1991.
3-31. Auction - Mystic Fine Arts, Ltd, Best Western Hotel, Mystic CT. January 2, 1997.
|Orgnaizational or Biographical History||
Albertus E. Jones was born October 31, 1882, in South Windsor, Ct, the son of Nathaniel and Helena Abbey Jones. He died in 1957. After local elementary education, he graduated from the Hartford Business College, then began a traditional art training with Charles Noel Flagg, the dean of the Hartford art colony.
Jones followed his mentor Flagg in combining careers as an artist and teacher. He taught at the Hartford Art Schoolfor twenty years. In 1926, the school awarded him a grant for summer study in Europe. He exhibited 51 Brittany paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford upon his return.
He then started his own Randall School in Hartford. He also taught at Wesleyan University, Norwich Free Academy, and in Rocky Hill, Meriden, Bristol, and Springfield. Despite the lack of a proper teaching certificate, Jones also spent seve years in South Windsor schools, where students and parents supported his continued teaching.
Jones' major works include rural New England scenes, many in a post-impressionist style, and portraits. He exhibited frequently in Connecticut, winning numerous prizes from the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Connecticut Water Color Society, the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, and others. He was a charter member, vice president, and president of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. In 1953, Jones founded the South Windsor Art League in which he taught area amateurs and arranged exhibits of their work.
|Collection||Albertus Jones Reference Collection|
|Year Range from||1920.0|
|Year Range to||1957.0|