Why should Alma Thomas be your new favorite artist? Well, after teaching art in Washington, D.C. for 35 years at Shaw Junior High School, Alma Thomas created a new style of painting. Her vibrant dabs of color, lovingly called “Alma stripes,” gained the artist, by then in her late-seventies, recognition that has grown over the years. Her painting “Resurrection” was chosen for the White House Collection in 2014. In this short video, Michelle Obama and others share why Alma Thomas and her art continue to inspire.
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