Thomas, Alma, b. 1891 d. 1978
Painter, Art teacher
Active in Washington, D.C.; Columbus, Ga.
Collection size: 6.6 linear feet
Collection Summary: The papers of African-American painter and art instructor Alma Thomas date from 1894-2000 (bulk 1936-1982). They provide documentation of Thomas' artwork, exhibitions, teaching career at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, D.C., and her relationships with friends and colleagues.
Biographical/Historical Note: Alma Thomas (1891- 1978) was a painter and teacher in Washington, D.C.
The Alma Thomas papers were donated in several accretions between 1979 and 2004 by J. Maurice Thomas, the artist's sister, and in 2010 by Charles Thomas Lewis, Thomas' nephew.
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