Alma Thomas, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1974, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Acrylic and watercolor on paper, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
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Alma Thomas

Untitled, ca. 1974

Acrylic and watercolor on paper
5 1/4 × 7 3/8 in
13.3 × 18.7 cm
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Alma Thomas
American, 1891–1978
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Alma Woodsey Thomas was an American artist and educator whose distinctive color field paintings recall the techniques of Pointillism and Abstract Expressionism while representing an altogether independent artistic vision and body of work. The Georgia native spent most of her life in Washington D.C., where she taught art at Shaw Junior High School for 35 years. Thomas was actively involved in the local arts community, and become associated with the Washington Color School. Thomas powerfully refused to accept discriminatory labels and restrictions on her work and herself. Although she chose to let her art carry its own message, Thomas was nonetheless a groundbreaking and influential figure, and at the age of 80, she became the first African-American woman featured in a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972.

Alma Thomas, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1974, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Acrylic and watercolor on paper, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
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American, 1891–1978
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Alma Woodsey Thomas was an American artist and educator whose distinctive color field paintings recall the techniques of Pointillism and Abstract Expressionism while representing an altogether independent artistic vision and body of work. The Georgia native spent most of her life in Washington D.C., where she taught art at Shaw Junior High School for 35 years. Thomas was actively involved in the local arts community, and become associated with the Washington Color School. Thomas powerfully refused to accept discriminatory labels and restrictions on her work and herself. Although she chose to let her art carry its own message, Thomas was nonetheless a groundbreaking and influential figure, and at the age of 80, she became the first African-American woman featured in a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972.

Alma Thomas

Untitled, ca. 1974

Acrylic and watercolor on paper
5 1/4 × 7 3/8 in
13.3 × 18.7 cm
.
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