“...there is a certain warmth that I feel here that I didn't feel in those early days in Boston and New York...I just love this Island... It does something to me spiritually, emotionally, health-wise...”
— -Interview by Linsey Lee 1993 Courtesy of the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

Martha's Vineyard Museum
The Life and Work of Loïs Mailou Jones
June 12, 2015 - August 23, 2015

Martha's Vineyard Museum Oral History. Listen to part of an interview with Linsey Lee, 1993

Download transcript of entire interview with Linsey Lee, courtesy of the Martha's Vineyard Museum

Loïs had her first solo exhibit when she was 17 years old on Martha's Vineyard in the garden
of Mrs. Henry A. Ritter's home in Vineyard Haven. Some of her early Island paintings were loaned by
local collectors and enhanced the exhibit. The Trust had not been aware of the existence of some of
them. Menemsha remained one of her favorite subjects throughout her life.