Part 1: About the Artist
Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and has been described as a force in the Washington Color School. She is recognized for her exuberant works—noteworthy for their pattern, rhythm, and color.
Part 2: Observe (Watch this 6:11 minute video)
Part 2 of this project involves looking at and responding to Thomas’ paintings. Click on this link to the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) website to explore her work: https://americanart.si.edu/artist/alma-thomas-4778.