Jones, Rebecca Field

Jones, Rebecca Field (1905-2002)

Rebecca Field Jones was born Rebecca Field in Montague, Massachusetts on March 13, 1905. She graduated from Turner Falls High School in 1923 and attended Massachusetts State College for one year. She then spent a year or more studying in a private studio in Munich, Germany. In 1933 Jones co-founded the West Hartford Art League and Art Center where she later taught. She worked for the Public Works of Art Project and then for the WPA Federal Arts Project from its inception in 1935 until 1938. She created 39 works in a variety of media including oils, watercolors, wood, plaster, wire, and wax. She also prepared exhibits for the Children’s Museum in Hartford. In 1938 Jones left the WPA to join the PWA drafting department. That same year she was elected president of the Arts and Crafts Club of Hartford. In 1941 she wed Frederic Edward Jones, a well known sculptor from Farmington. Later in that same year she joined the staff of Oxford School as an instructor in graphic arts and crafts, as well as history and art. Around this same period she was a committee member of the Hartford Society of Women Painters. She eventually taught sculpture at Miss Porter’s school until 1968. Jones died in Windsor, Vermont on April 16, 2002, at the age of 97.

 Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; “West Hartford Art League Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Hartford Courant, April 7, 1974; Obituary,Hartford Courant, April 21, 2002.

Rebecca Field Jones

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Rebecca Jones:

Childes’ Goodman House: oil
Fyler House: oil
Capt. Allyn House: oil
1st Church in Wethersfield: oil
Captain Francis Barnard House: oil
Summer: oil
Providence Light House: oil
Landscape (Hills of St. Petersburg): oil
Iron Bridge: oil
Burnside Mills: oil
Hartford Skyline: oil
North Branford Church: oil
Power House: watercolor
Country Town: watercolor
Old Houses: oil
Sunny Brook Farm: watercolor
Barn: watercolor
Country Road: watercolor
December Day: watercolor
Still Life: watercolor
Conway House: oil
Girl Knitting: watercolor
Self Portrait: watercolor
Barn & Trees: watercolor
Still Life: watercolor
Landscape (Rainy Day): watercolor
Shelbourne Falls: watercolor
Light Snow: watercolor
Brooklet Through Countryside (by Farmington River): watercolor
City Square: watercolor
Paper Mills: watercolor
Little Red Church: watercolor
Barkhamsted Hollow Church: watercolor
Dairy Farm: oil
Quarry: watercolor
Spring in the Hills: oil
Spring: oil
Country School House: oil
Old Barn: watercolor
Peaceful Valley: oil
Sordid Street: watercolor
Hills: oil
Side Hill Farm: watercolor
Bend of the River: watercolor
On the Valley Road (Conn. Valley?): watercolor
Sunset: watercolor
Twilight: watercolor
Farms in the Valley: watercolor
Windy Sky: oil
Elm Trees: oil
Close of Day: Late Afternoon: oil
Abandoned Oakum Mill: oil
Winter Landscape or Winter Morning: oil
Winter Landscape: oil
Hills: watercolor
House at the End of the Road: watercolor
Spring: watercolor
Spring: oil
Landscape: oil
Landscape: watercolor
Men working: watercolor
Landscape: watercolor
New England Hillside: oil
In Old New England: oil
Landscape: oil
Winter: oil
Frozen Mill Dam: oil
Early Moon: oil
Snow in the Mountains: oil
Elm Trees: oil
Storm Brewing: oil
November: oil
End of Winter: watercolor
Winding Path: watercolor
House on the Hill: watercolor
Close of Day: oil
November: oil
Sunset: oil
By the Sea: oil
March Winds: watercolor
Out in the Country: oil
Midsummer: oil
East of Thomaston: oil
Road to Andover: oil
Norwich, Conn.: oil
Hillside: watercolor
November Day: watercolor
Hilltop House: watercolor
At East Haddam: oil
Little Red House: oil
Railroad Crossing: watercolor
Russell Town in Winter: oil
Molly Stark Trail: oil
Outfitting the New Boat: oil
Peaceful Hour: oil
The Island Shack: oil
Berkshire Town: oil
The Old Red Church: oil
Barn by the Roadside: watercolor
The Coal Yard: watercolor
The Brewery: watercolor
Jake’s Barn: watercolor
Farm on the Hill: watercolor
Riverside Hotel: oil
After the Rain: oil
The Back Road: oil
Below Zero: oil
Sandy Road: oil
Village Church: oil
The Red Barn: oil
A March Day: oil
The Inner Cove: oil
The Country Church:  
Jones, Rebecca Field