"Céline Tabary was one of Lois Mailou Jones’ life-long friends. Jones met Tabary on her first trip to France in 1937 and Tabary was her translator. Jones sometimes had Tabary deliver paintings to exhibitions for her because some museums would not accept pieces submitted by African-American artists. Jones said, “If I had brought my entry down myself…they would have put it in the reject pile right away. But because Céline took it, it was accepted.”
Benjamin, Tritobia Hayes. 'The Life and Art of Lois Mailou Jones.' Artbooks, 1994. p. 29, 49.