Alma Thomas

This comprehensive monograph examines the work of Alma Thomas, an important artist in the Color Field movement and a pioneer among abstractionist Black artists.

Thomas started her painting career at the age of sixty-eight, after retiring from teaching art. At the age of eighty, she became the first Black woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American art in New York.  This stunning volume traces Thomas’s transition from figuration to abstraction, her fascination with the natural world and space exploration, and the mesmerizing mosaic-like paintings she completed before her death.

To learn more about Alma Thomas, explore the Studio Museum's website here.

Author(s): Bridget R. Cooks, Thelma Golden, Nikki A. Greene, Leslie Hewitt, Jennie C.Jones, Leslie Wayne, and Saya Woolfalk

Hardcover, Prestel, 2016
256 p, 9 3/4 × 12 in.