Jones's art was lauded and shown in galleries throughout France during her year-long stay, but when she returned to the United States, American gallery owners told her that even though her work was good enough, they couldn't show it because she was Black. She circumvented their racist policies by either mailing it in or enlisting white friends to submit her work for her, resulting in exhibitions -- even winning awards -- in otherwise white-only galleries.
Bibliography: Seaman, Donna. Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017. Print.
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