Alma Thomas Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Art Institute of Chicago Art Access
Starry Night with Astronauts, 1972
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Alma Thomas at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers, 1968
Akron Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Double Cherry Blossoms, 1973
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
New Galaxy, 1970
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
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Presence AfricaineArticles and Reference Sites:
Alma Thomas at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Papers of African American Artists (see the links at right)
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.