Jess E. DuBois
Jess DuBois is an American artist. He graduated from the inaugural class of The Art Institute of Colorado in 1957. DuBois after that traveled the country to study subsequent to several traditional artists including Ray Vanilla, David Lafel, and Daniel Greene.
As a Creole of Cherokee ancestry, Dubois is ablaze about Indian art. He showcased it in his well-to-do DuBois Gallery in Estes Park, Colorado until he was motivated to close following the town's devastating 1982 flood.
He gone returned to his indigenous Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Colorado where he cultivated the arts of glassblowing and sculpture, combining those skills in the same way as his existing media.
Jess traditional The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1988 Denver Black Arts Festival, where he was lauded for his carrying out to "Project the soul of his subjects onto canvas.”
The Denver-area Regional Transportation District commissioned him to cast a bronze statue of Denver's first African-American doctor, obstetrician Dr. Justina Ford, which was dedicated in 1998. It can be viewed at the 30th & Downing Light Rail Station in Denver.
DuBois was one of three artists who time-honored the Denver Mayor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts in 2004.
Jess teaches children's art in a number of local settings, continues to take art classes himself, and says his ambition in vibrancy is “To gain better and better.”
DuBois was inducted into the Art Institute of Colorado Hall of Fame in 2004.