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"Alma Thomas" is a captivating exploration of an extraordinary artist who broke barriers in both the art world and society. This comprehensive monograph delves into Thomas's late-blooming career, capturing the vibrancy and spirit of her contributions to the Color Field movement and her pioneering role as a black female artist in abstraction. After retiring from a dedicated career in teaching, Thomas began painting full-time at age 68, demonstrating that talent and innovation know no age limit. Her works, celebrated for their bold use of color and abstract patterns inspired by nature and space, gained recognition when she became the first black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum at age 80. This book not only showcases her mesmerizing mosaic-like paintings but also features new writings and responses from contemporary artists, enriching our understanding of her impact. Published on December 22, 2016, "Alma Thomas" is an essential read for those in adult education programs, offering a profound narrative on how lifelong learning and resilience can lead to groundbreaking success and influence in the fight for educational equity.
Published by Prestel on December 22, 2016
256 pages
ISBN: 9783791355719
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