“Mine is a quiet exploration—a quest for new meanings in color, texture and design. Even though I sometimes portray scenes of poor and struggling people, it is a great joy to paint.”
— Loïs Mailou Jones quoted in Samella S. Lewis and Ruth G.Waddy, Black Artists on Art, 1969

Loïs Mailou Jones: The Passion for Art
Foreword: Thomas C. Battle
Essay: Tritobia Benjamin
Biobibliography: Mohamed Mekkawi
Tritobia Benjamin, 1988
First published in print by Howard University Libraries, 1988.

The Life and Art of Loïs Mailou Jones
Author: Tritobia Hayes Benjamin
San Francisco: Pomegranate Communications, 1994

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in ColorLoïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Color
Author: Chris Chapman, MD
Xlibris Corporation, 2007

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color
Author: Carla M. Hanzal
Charlotte, NC: Mint Museum of Art, 2009





The Southern QuarterlyThe Southern Quarterly, A Journal of Arts in the South, Volume 49
The University of Mississippi, 2011

Featuring essays by:

Loïs Mailou Jones: Impressions of the South
Author: Cheryl Finley
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"Full Circle": An Interview with Dr. Chris Chapman, Executive Trustee, Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust
Author: Philip C. Kolin
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Against All Odds
Written by Karla Araujo
Martha’s Vineyard Magazine
January 9, 2015