Thomas describes her childhood in Columbus, Georgia, early interest in art, her education at Howard University, moving to Washington, D.C., working as a kindergarten teacher, resuming her painting training at Columbia University and American University, her career teaching art at Shaw Junior High, and her inspiration and philosophy of art and color.
Alma Thomas autobiographical account, before 1978. Alma Thomas papers, 1894-2000, bulk 1936-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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