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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alma Thomas

1891 - 1978

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
1. Alma Thomas Marker
Inscription.  Painter Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was Howard University's first fine arts graduate, in 1924, and that same year began teaching art at Shaw Junior High School. Upon retiring from Shaw in 1960, Thomas finally had time to focus on her own work. That is when she began developing her association with the Washington Color School, along with the abstract style for which she became known. Her paintings hang in many museums and galleries, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a short distance from here.
 
Erected 2019 by Charles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District. (Marker Number 5850-2019.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.908′ N, 77° 1.77′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street Northwest and G Street Northwest
Alma Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
2. Alma Thomas Marker
, on the right when traveling north on 13th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flora Molton (a few steps from this marker); Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Children's Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover DC / Metro Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Epiphany (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
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Alma Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
3. Alma Thomas Marker
Alma Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
4. Alma Thomas Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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