About the Artist

Genre-figure painter Francis Coates Jones (1857-1932), was born in Baltimore,
Maryland. Jones first expressed an interest in art in 1876 when
visiting Edwin Abbey. Jones and his brother, H. Bolton Jones,
a painter of landscapes, then worked at Pont-Aven, Brittany,
in an artists’ colony attended by Robert Wylie and Thomas
Hovenden. Pont-Aven would soon become famous for Paul Gauguin
painting there.