Quick Grits #225

U.S.A, 1997
27 x 39 in (69 x 99 cm)
ID #LJ-Z-225
A boy sits in front of a fresh bowl of grits, topped with a pad of melting butter. The boy inhales the scent of his delicious breakfast.

A native Georgian, Leonard Jones taught himself to paint when he was in high school. His works are greatly inspired by scenes from his childhood, images of rural living in the South including housewives, church-goers, and laborers. A folk artist who is often considered an outsider, Jones paints to capture candid daily life and the beauty found in the community around him.The use of scrap wood or tin roofing alludes to the buildings he grew up with, and he often incorporates these materials into the paintings themselves. The materials are covered in bold backgrounds of color, which Jones paints subjects over using his fingers or the handles of brushes, leaving a distinctly Leonard Jones work of art.

Artist: Leonard Jones

Material: Paint on metal

LJ-#225

250-500 african american art art brute boy breakfast butter child comfort food diner folk folk art folk artist food georgia leonard jones meal original outsider painting paintings south

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