Jean Goodwin Ames (November 5, 1903 - February 13, 1986) (née Jean Goodwin) was an American artist, muralist, painter, ceramicist, and sculptor. Born in Santa Ana, California, Ames studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1931. After graduating she taught art at Citrus High School and Junior College from 1933 until 1936. She earned an MFA from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1937. During her time at USC, she became interested in murals and mural decoration. She also met her future husband, Arthur Ames, in a night ceramics class at USC. The creation of a majolica tile mural in the lobby of the Science building at USC served as her master's thesis. Jean and Arthur often collaborated over the course of their careers, including on several murals for the Works Progress Administration. It was during their time working for the W.P.A. that Jean and Arthur became some of the first artists in California to use mosaics. Over the course of her career, Jean created tapestries and mosaics that decorate buildings throughout Southern California. Jean became a faculty member at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School in 1940 and remained there until she retired in 1969. Jean served as Chair of the Art Department at the Claremont Graduate School from 1962 until 1969, when she was made a Professor Emerita.

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