Limit to works on view. She embraced the new, bold shapes and colors that were emerging in Color Field painting. All public programs are online only, on-site public tours and events are currently suspended. Thomas later earned an MFA from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and taught art until 1960, when she retired to focus on her own art. 4th St and Constitution Ave NW 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. daily, Sculpture Garden Free, timed passes are required for West Building entry. Click the link below to preview and download a poster-size version of Alma Thomas' The Eclipse. West Building 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. daily, East Building 6th St and Constitution Ave NW Alma Thomas American, 1891 - 1978 Thomas, Alma Woodsey Works of Art; Related Content; Filter results by: Works on View. Aug 9, 2012 - Check out Sierra342's artwork on Artsonia, the largest student art museum on the web. Alma Thomas (1891-1978) received a rich cultural upbringing from her parents, a businessman and a dress designer. TM ® & © 2020 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click the link below to preview and download a poster-size version of Alma Thomas'Â. This poster features Alma Woodsey Thomas. Free shipping for many products! The National Gallery of Art serves the nation by welcoming all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity. When Thomas was a teenager, her family moved to Washington, D.C. because of the limited opportunities in their town in Georgia. You are being redirecting to Scholastic's authentication page... Access this article and hundreds more like it with a subscription to Scholastic Art magazine. Alma Thomas (1891-1978) received a rich cultural upbringing from her parents, a businessman and a dress designer.She demonstrated creativity at an early age, making clay sculptures and other artworks. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for ALMA W THOMAS TWO CENTURIES OF BLACK AMERICAN ART 1977 BROOKLYN MUSEUM POSTER at the best online prices at eBay! It includes a full-color reproduction of one of her works called, "The Eclipse," background information on the artist, and an analysis of the work shown. Don't forget to join the fan club and leave a comment on the website. Reserve your pass. Download a poster of this work to print or project. Closed. When Thomas was a teenager, her family moved to Washington, D.C. because of the limited opportunities in their town in Georgia. 19" x 25" Alma Thomas was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1891, one of four girls. This educational art poster is one of a series that focuses on great African American artists. Unlikely: after working as a junior high school art teacher for 35 years, she began a career as a painter at nearly 70, and in the course of her remaining two decades made extraordinary work that won widespread acclaim despite its maker being not male, not white, and not in New York. Subscribers receive access to the website and print magazine. Alma Thomas’s career is as unlikely as any in 20th-century America, and at the same time utterly reasonable. Artists such as Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, andÂ. 7th St and Constitution Ave NW This poster features Alma Woodsey Thomas. Keep in touch by subscribing to news and updates from SAAM and Renwick Gallery. Prints & Posters; Apparel; For the Home; Kids; Home » Collection » Thomas, Alma. Use the background information and discussion questions below to introduce this important artwork. She then enrolled in the newly founded art department at Howard University and became the first student to graduate with a Fine Arts degree from the school. It includes a full-color reproduction of one of her works called, "The Eclipse," background information on the artist, and an analysis of the work shown. Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative, Using the Nam June Paik Archive - Access and Hours, Highlights from the Nam June Paik Archive, Online Resources for Researching Nam June Paik, Publication Requests for the Nam June Paik Archive. © 2020 National Gallery of Art   Notices   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy. Alma thrived in her high school math and architectural drawing courses. She demonstrated creativity at an early age, making clay sculptures and other artworks. Product information Manufacturer Knowledge Unlimited Inc. ASIN B00DNER0DU Online Images. Haven't signed into your Scholastic account before? Alma Thomas, The Eclipse, 1970, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1978.40.3 She was the daughter of a local businessman and a dressmaker and was exposed to history, art, and culture as a young girl. Limit to works containing photographic processes: Find works with an alternate reference number (for example, Key Set number) containing: Stay up to date about our exhibitions, news, programs, and special offers. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery are now open, with timed-entry passes required for the main building. 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. Ten years before her retirement, Thomas returned to Washington, to American University, to study art. Members of her family hosted literary and artistic salons, in which speakers and thinkers brought the wider world into their living room; among them, it is rumored, was Booker T. Washington . Enter your search terms. The Georgia native spent most of her life in Washington D.C., where she taught art at Shaw Junior High School for 35 years. Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, Alma Thomas, The Eclipse, 1970, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1978.40.3.