Hugh Bolton Jones was a prominent nineteenth-century artist celebrated for his rural landscapes and pastoral scenes. Born in Baltimore, Jones studied at the Maryland Institute and the Académie Julian in Paris. He traveled widely throughout his career, painting across the United States and touring Europe with his artist-brother Francis Coates Jones. He spent four years in the artists’ colony at Pont Aven, Brittany before returning to the U.S. in 1876. Over the course of his career, Jones acquired a 60-year exhibition record at the National Academy of Design and won medals from the Paris Exposition of 1889, the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893, the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, and the San Francisco Pan-Pacific Exposition of 1915. His work is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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