Lois Mailou Jones,92, an painter whose career...


Lois Mailou Jones,92, an painter whose career spanned more than seven decades and whose works ranged from impressionist to political, died Tuesday in Washington.

Ms. Jones' art spanned the globe, from street scenes of Montmartre and the river Seine in Paris to portraits of society life in Haiti. "Les Fetiches," a 1938 cubist depiction of African masks, now in the National Museum of American Art, is considered one (( of her masterpieces.

Her works have been acquired by the Hirshhorn Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery and the Phillips Collection. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts gave her work a solo show in 1973.

An art professor for 47 years at Howard University in Washington, she also trained some of Washington's leading black artists, including David Driskell, Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Malkia Roberts.

A. M. "Sonny" Morrison,73, a pioneer in aerial firefighting on three continents, died Tuesday in Hemet, Calif., of lung disease. A former military airman, Morrison was chief pilot at Hemet Valley Flying service until his retirement in 1989 after 33 years with the company. He trained most of the company's pilots and also fought fires himself in Mexico, France, Chile and the United States.

Michael L. Pollock,61, one of the nation's top authorities on how much and how hard people should exercise, died June 5 in Orlando, Fla., after suffering a stroke.

Hammond Innes,83, the author of 35 thrillers and adventure novels, including "The Wreck of the Mary Deare," died Wednesday in Kersey, England.

Howard E. "Hud" Davies,84, a drummer who briefly played with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and later joined the Nat King Cole Trio, died June 5 in Wilkinsburg, Pa.

Pub Date: 6/13/98

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