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Portrait of Alma Thomas in her Studio

Object Details

Subject
Alma Thomas
Photographer
Ida Jervis
Date
1971
Medium
silver-gelatin photography on RC paper
Dimensions
Frame: 27 11/16 × 21 9/16 × 1 9/16 in. (70.3 × 54.7 × 4 cm)
Caption
Washington, D.C. artist Alma Thomas is at work in her studio in this photograph taken by her friend Ida Jervis. As she paints arcing brushstrokes on paper, her workspace, art supplies, and potted plant are bathed in natural light from a nearby window. A container of Miracle-Gro beside her paintbrushes evidences her interest in cultivating the brilliance of the natural world, a frequent inspiration of Thomas’s work. Even Thomas’s clothing, a checkered top with squares of various sizes, hints at her artistic eye and recalls her mosaic-like paintings.
Accession Number
2001.0001.0001
Type
photograph
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8656bef81-5e21-42a4-ba71-624e29efe60f
Record ID
acm_2001.0001.0001
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