Dan Burne Jones Gouache Painting of Thomas Wolfe House Interior, 1952
Daniel Burne Jones (American, 1908 – 1995)
Untitled (interior of Thomas Wolfe House, Asheville, North Carolina), 1952
Gouache painting on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right
’ Considered by many to be one of the giants of 20th-century American literature, Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood home in his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. Wolfe’s colorful portrayal of his family, his hometown of “Altamont” Asheville, North Carolina, and “Dixieland” the Old Kentucky Home boardinghouse, earned the Victorian period house a place as one of American literature’s most famous landmarks. ’
Biography excerpt from wolfememorial.com.
American artist Daniel Burne Jones was born in 1908. He spent his adult life living in Chicago with his wife Lucille Jacquie Jones and their son. Burne Jones was a close friend of many artists including Rockwell Kent and Lynd Ward. Kent appointed Burne Jones as his bibliographer, and following his passing Burne Jones published The Prints of Rockwell Kent: A Catalogue Raisonné, the first of its kind in 1975. Alongside collecting other artists’ prints, Burne Jones produced his own such as lithographs and wood engravings. He also published books including The Least of These: Mickey, Beloved Itinerant and an Eerie Incident- a True Tale of Innocence.
- discoloration to the mat; dog-eared upper left mat corner.
- measures support board; site measures 29.5” W x 19.5” H.