Alma Woodsey Thomas
(1891 - 1978)
Alma Woodsey Thomas was active/lived in District Of Columbia. Alma Thomas is known for non objective-optical imagery painting, eteaching.
Known for her exuberantly colorful canvases filled with abstract shapes
and patterns, Alma W. Thomas had her first one-woman show at the age of
68, after retiring from a thirty-five year teaching career. She
accomplished many 'firsts' in her lifetime: in 1924, she was the first
graduate of the Fine Art Department of Howard University; in 1934, the
first African-American woman to gain a Master's degree in art from
Columbia University; and, 1972, when she was 80, she was the first
African-American woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of
Thomas was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. In 1907 she
moved with her family to Washington, D.C., into the house where she
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