Alma Woodsey Thomas

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Birthday
22, 1891
Birthplace
Columbus, GA
Death Date
Feb 24, 1978 (86)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1891
Birthplace
Columbus, GA
Death Date
Feb 24, 1978 (86)

About

African-American Expressionist painter who exhibited her works at major American museums and universities. Known for "Sky Light," "The Eclipse," and many others.

Before Fame

She taught kindergarten for seven years before pursuing a full-time artistic career.

Trivia

She was inspired by the natural world and painted in the vivid style of the Washington Color School.

Family Life

She grew up in an affluent household and attended Howard University and Columbia University.

Associated With

Her print "Watusi (Hard Edge)" was chosen by First Lady Michelle Obama to hang in the White House in 2009.