Alma Woodsey Thomas1891-1978

Note
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Location
Philadelphia, PA

$15,000 toward the acquisition of a painting by the artist for the museum’s permanent collection. Thomas taught art for 36 years in Washington D.C. before retiring and devoting herself full-time to painting. Thomas’s interest in observed natural form and color field painting can be seen through her rhythmical use of various patterns, stripes, and concentric circles constructed from dabs of brightly colored pigment.