Transcript of Oral History Interview with Alma Thomas, 1986
About the Project
Alma Thomas was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1894, and would go on to be a major artist of the Washington Color School. She was known for her abstract paintings filled with dense patterns of colors. Thomas worked at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, D.C. from 1924 through 1960, when she retired to paint full time. Thomas's work has been exhibited at the White House and can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Help transcribe an oral history interview with Thomas conducted in 1986 from her papers.