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Alma Thomas (1891–1978)

Alma Thomas was an American artist who spent most of her life as an arts educator, and did not fully dedicate herself to her painting until she was in her 60s. She found acclaim towards the end of her life and in 1972, at the age of 88, she had a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, making her the first African-American woman to do so. However, despite this status, she refused to be defined by her identity and demanded to be seen as an artist first and foremost.

Joanne Mattera Art Blog: Mothers of Invention, Part 4: Alma Thomas

Part 1: Carmen Herrera Part 2: Hilma af Klint Part 3: Agnes Martin Alma Thomas (1891-1978) at the Studio Museum in Harlem, July 14-October 30, 2016 This panorama looks toward the entrance to the galleries. Photos are mine unless indicted otherwise Usually associated with the Washington Color School, Alma Thomas began her painting career behind three rather large eight balls: she was older than many of her contemporaries (she began to exhibit after she retired from teaching art at the age of…

How to Create Colorful Collage Art for Kids Inspired by Alma Thomas

Color and paint warm and cool colors on paper. Then turn into colorful collage art for kids inspired by Alma Thomas. I’ve enjoyed the work of Alma Thomas for some time now. The vivid colors and patterns in her work instantly draw you in and are a great way to introduce concepts such as color theory and shape. It's also a valuable opportunity to explore female artists and black history. Alma Thomas used different types of art materials, like paints and crayons in her artwork (just like us!)…

Paint like Alma Thomas abstract - How to paint abstract with acrylics - YouTube

This Alma Woodsey Thomas art lesson shows you how to paint like Alma Woodsey Thomas paintings. It looks very simple like kids in Kindergarten could do it and...

A prominent abstract painter of the 1960's and 70's, Alma Thomas was the first African American woman to have a solo art exhibition a...

A prominent abstract painter of the 1960's and 70's, Alma Thomas was the first African American woman to have a solo art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, in 1971. She is the featured artist for January, 2016, in my Woman Artist Series. Alma Thomas was a successful Washington Expressionist painter and art educator, despite the barriers presented by her race and gender. She did not, however, turn to racial or feminist issues in her art -- believing rather that the…

Here are 10 things to know about Alma Woodsey Thomas, along with some of her paintings, and images of Thomas herself:

A prominent abstract painter of the 1960's and 70's, Alma Thomas was the first African American woman to have a solo art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, in 1971. She is the featured artist for January, 2016, in my Woman Artist Series. Alma Thomas was a successful Washington Expressionist painter and art educator, despite the barriers presented by her race and gender. She did not, however, turn to racial or feminist issues in her art -- believing rather that the…

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