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Wind, Sunshine and Flowers

Alma W. Thomas

Contemporary Art

On View: Great Hall, Southeast, 1st floor
Working in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s in Washington, D.C., Alma Thomas established a unique abstract style characterized by thick, rhythmic brushstrokes and rich color. Thomas often took the natural world as a point of departure, but she did not depict nature representationally. Instead, she assumed a quasi-aerial viewpoint in her paintings, with plants, flowers, branches, and other natural life forming patterns as if viewed from above.
MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas
DATES 1968
DIMENSIONS 71 3/4 x 51 7/8 in. (182.2 x 131.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Lower right: "A W Thomas / '68"
INSCRIPTIONS Verso labels: 1) "Martha Jackson Gallery/ 32 East 69 St, NY, 10021/ Alma Thomas/ Wind Sunshine and Flowers/ medium Ac/ c. size 72x52/ Date 1968" 2) "Corcoran Museum of Art/ Exhibition: Alma Thomas Retrospective/ Dates Sept 8- Oct 15, 1972/ Lender: The Artist"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, Southeast, 1st floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Alma W. Thomas
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CAPTION Alma W. Thomas (American, 1891-1978). Wind, Sunshine and Flowers, 1968. Acrylic on canvas, 71 3/4 x 51 7/8 in. (182.2 x 131.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, 76.120. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.120_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 76.120_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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