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11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know, from Joan Mitchell to Alma Thomas

By Alexxa Gotthardt

Abstract Expressionism is largely remembered as a movement defined by the paint-slinging, hard-drinking machismo of its poster boys Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning… 2,689 more words

Alma Thomas at The Studio Museum in Harlem, through October 30, 2016

“Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.” — Alma Thomas, 1970

“Alma Thomas (1891–1978) is best known for her signature colorful abstract paintings.  376 more words


Happy Birthday, Alma Woodsey Thomas!

(photo by Michael Fischer, courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Thank you, Alma Thomas for being so honest, courageous and bold with your work!  May you inspire people everywhere today by your life story and your beautiful paintings! 116 more words

Alma Thomas: Studio Museum of Harlem

As you walk into the main gallery space at the Studio Museum of Harlem you are immediately struck by the large color paintings in the middle of the gallery. 154 more words


Little Hands: Rainbows for Alma

Many of my students are really into creating rainbows and coloring things in rainbow order. So I wanted the next artist I introduced them to also be lover of color, and Alma Thomas turned out to be the perfect fit for the class. 149 more words