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ID: 500041104
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500041104

 

Record Type: Person
Thomas, Alma (American painter, 1891-1978)

Note: Born in Columbus, Georgia in 1891, Alma Thomas's family moved to Washington, D.C. when Thomas was a teenager. She graduated from Howard University's art department in 1924, then taught middle school. While working as a teacher, Thomas earned a master's degree in art education from Columbia University. During her fifties, Thomas took more painting classes at American University, and in 1972 she became the first Black woman to receive a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She did not subscribe to a school or discipline, but her work is closely related to the Washington Color School.

Names:
Thomas, Alma (preferred,V,index,LC)
Alma Thomas (V,display)
Thomas, Alma Woodsey (V)
Thomas, Alma W. (V)
Alma Woodsey Thomas (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
teacher

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Columbus (Muscogee, Georgia, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
distinguished from ....  Thomas, Alma  
..................................  (American conceptual artist and art historian, contemporary) [500357026]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Thomas, Alma (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1891-1978) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American painter 1895-1978) ..... [GRLPA]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1891-1978) ..... [MoMA]
(American painter and teacher, 1891-1978) ..... [NMWA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Alma Thomas ........ [GRL, VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
........................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 103
Alma Woodsey Thomas ........ [MoMA Preferred]
.......................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
Thomas, Alma ........ [GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, MoMA, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81127623
..........................  Phillips Collection (n.d.)
Thomas, Alma W. ........ [VP]
...............................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 20 November 2012
Thomas, Alma Woodsey ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL, MoMA, NMWA Preferred, VP]
.........................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 20 November 2012
.........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81127623
.........................................  MoMA, Spreadsheet of artist authority designations (2019-) 47098
.........................................  National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection Records
.........................................  NMWA database (2018-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPA, MoMA, NMWA, VP]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 20 November 2012
....................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-) http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/47098
....................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 20 November 2012
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 103
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  MoMA, Spreadsheet of artist authority designations (2019-) 47098
....................  NMWA database (2018-)
....................  NY Times obit. 25 Feb 1978, p.24
....................  Phillips Collection (n.d.)
....................  SNAC: Social Networks and Archival Context [online] (2018-) 10509642
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Wikidata online (2000-) Q5046268
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... St. James Guide to Black Artists [online] (2019-) accessed 2 July 2019
.......... Who Was Who In American Art (1999) 3:3278
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