The Jean and Arthur Ames Scrapbook
Collection contains examples of paintings, enamel panels, tapestry designs, murals
and drawings created by Jean and Arthur Ames. The original title of the scrapbooks
was “Art in Collaboration - Ceramic Tile Decoration, Enamel, Mosaic, Tapestry,
Painting, Drawing.” The collection covers the years 1929-1980 with the bulk of the
material ranging from 1934 to 1939 and 1967 to 1974.
Jean Goodwin Ames (1903-1986), painter, muralist, sculptor, and ceramicist was born
and raised in Santa Ana, California. Ames first studied at the Art Institute of
Chicago, and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los
Angeles in 1931, and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Southern
California in 1937. After receiving her B.E. from UCLA in 1931, Jean taught art from
1933-1936 at Citrus High School and Junior College. Between 1940 and 1969 Jean Ames
served as a faculty member at both Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School.
Property rights reside with Scripps College. Literary rights are retained by the
creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to
publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.
This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison