Meet: Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas was born in Columbus GA in 1891. She was an Art Teacher in Washington D.C. for 30 years. She did not become serious about making art until she retired. She was the first African-American woman artist to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art in 1972. She was 81 years old. She died in 1978.

Snoopy Sees Earth Wrapped in Sunset, 1970

Alma’s Art

Alma Thomas’ work has been compared to Seurat’s Pointillism and Byzantine Mosaic. Inspired by her work “Snoopy Sees Earth Wrapped in Sunset,” we have taken painted paper, ripped it into pieces and put it back together as though it were a puzzle. The best part about this puzzle is that if you can’t find a piece that fits, you just rip some more and create one.

Published by Stephanie Cox

Stephanie Cox is the owner and art educator for The Art Cart - Mobile Art Studio. She is licensed to teach art K-12 in both CA and VA. She has 25 years of teaching experience (Preschool through 8th grade) and loves working with children. She is also the mother of two boys and two girls from age 9 to 18 and the Art Educator for Prince William Academy in Woodbridge.

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