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Object ID number 1995.08.001
Title Albertus E. Jones Collection
Date 1920-1957
Scope & Content Document Box 1 (folders 1-22)
1-1. Documentation of paintings owned by Bank of NE/CBT: One color photo, one b/w photo, and two loan agreement forms. Title: "The Mill" (Podunk Mill) #137. Oil on canvas. No date
1-2. Documentation of paintings owned by Bank of NE/CBT: One color photo ("The Mill", oil on canvas, no date), two color photos ("French Scene", #261 oil on canvas, signed and dated 1951), and one loan agreement form (for "The Mill").
1-3. Documentation of paintings owned by Arline Bidwell: Two color photos ("Carolyn + Watson Vibert by Ct River", water color, no date), one color photo ("Market Concarneau", oil, dated 1926), one color photo ("Brittany Coast", oil, no date), one color photo ("Vermont Scene", oil, no date), plus loan agreement form.
1-4. Documentation of paintings owned by Dorothy Burnham
1-5. Documentation of paintings owned by Carol Clark
1-6. Documentation of paintings owned by Edward Curtin
1-7. Documentation of paintings owned by First Congregational Church (South Windsor, CT)
1-8. Documentation of paintings owned by Mort Fishman
1-9. Documentation of paintings owned by Paul Gogvan
1-10. Documentation of paintings owned by Donald Hatfield
1-11. Documentation of paintings owned by Edward Hernick
1-12. Documentation of paintings owned by Verne Hill
1-13. Documentation of paintings owned by Robert F. Jones
1-14. Documentation of paintings owned by Muriel Mahr
1-15. Documentation of paintings owned by Everett Miller
1-16. Documentation of paintings owned by Jon Pandozzi
1-17. Documentation of paintings owned by Kurt Petersen
1-18. Documentation of paintings owned by South Windsor Public Library
1-19. Documentation of paintings owned by Harriet Squires
1-20. Documentation of paintings owned by Donald Tuller
1-21. Documentation of paintings owned by Gloria Watson
1-22. Documentation of paintings owned by Wood Memorial Library
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 E. Jones Collection
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1957