DescriptionElaine de Kooning (American, 1919-1989)
William Penn Jones, Jr., circa 1965-66
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: E de K
Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
The present work is a portrait of William Penn Jones, Jr., who was a recipient of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, after his weekly newspaper was firebombed. Jones authored four books on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy entitled Forgive My Grief, Volumes I-IV, and was a retired Army General and veteran of World War II.
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