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Alma Thomas's Watercolors

Object Details

Date
Mid-20th century
Medium
metal, watercolor
Dimensions
2 3/16 × 8 5/8 × 11/16 in. (5.5 × 21.9 × 1.7 cm)
Cite As
Gift of David Driskell
Caption
This ordinary set of Sargent Art® brand watercolor paints has an embossed metal lid that opens to reveal eight pans of color. Paint splatters on the inside of the tin evidence that it was used by its owner, painter Alma Woodsey Thomas. Color was central to Thomas’s work. She distinguished herself from the Washington Color School in the 1960s and developed the colorful expressionist style for which she is best known. In her words: “Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.”
Accession Number
1990.0063.0001
Type
watercolor paint set
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8a587f73d-6c84-4512-bb21-a6862783fcff
Record ID
acm_1990.0063.0001
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