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.
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.