Mary Sherwood Wright Jones
Mary Sherwood Wright Jones (November 26, 1892—January 22, 1985) was a Licking County artist. She illustrated children’s books and magazines, sketched, and painted for her family and friends as well as people nationwide. In the 1920s, Jones was sporadically published by “My Weekly Reader” as illustrator for their children’s magazine publication, but in the 1930s, she became a permanent illustrator. Jones attended art school in New York City. With her husband, Clarence, she had two children, Fanny and Molly. In 1992, two of Jones’ grandchildren created a display of her artwork at the Licking County Library to celebrate her 100th birthday.  
- Gale Williams, “Display to celebrate 100th year of local artist’s birth,” Newark Advocate (Newark, OH), Nov. 26, 1992.
- Dawn Pettit-West, “Gallery plans exhibit of Newark illustrator: An artist comes home,” The Booster, May 1, 1995.