Alma Thomas, ‘Resurrection’, 1966, White House Historical Association

This acrylic and graphite on canvas painting was done by Alma Thomas, who was an educator and artist in Washington, D.C. for most of her career. She was a member of the Washington Color School. This painting was unveiled as part of the White House Collection during Black History Month 2015 and is the first in this collection by an African-American woman. This painting was acquired for the White House Collection with support from George B. Hartzog, Jr., and the White House Acquisition Trust/White House Historical Association.

"This Art is Your Art" Competition: The White House Historical Association, Artsy, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Gift of George B. Hartzog, Jr. and the White House Acquisition Trust and White House Historical Association, 2014

About Alma Thomas

American, 1891-1978, Columbus, Georgia, based in Washington, D.C.

Group Shows

2014
New York, NY, United States,
Beyond the Spectrum: Abstraction in African American Art, 1950-1975
2014
New York, NY, United States,
RISING UP/UPRISING: Twentieth Century African American Art
2013
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton
2012
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition
2009
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting)
2008
New York, NY, United States,
African American Art: 200 Years
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