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Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American artist and teacher who lived and worked in Washington, D.C. She is now recognized as one of the major American painters of the 20th century. Ms. Thomas is best known for her "exuberant," colorful, abstract paintings that she created after her retirement from a 35-year career of teaching art at Washington's Shaw Junior High School.

National African American History Month.


“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”.