6 Press Releases

Tag: Alma Thomas

  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Alma Thomas

    Doyle Sells Exuberant Paintings by American Abstract Artist American artist Alma Thomas pushed boundaries at every turn. As a young Black woman in the 1910s, doors were repeatedly closed to her as she sought opportunities in art, architecture, and academia. Even her well-studied professional career as a painter began after…

  • Auction Result

    Auction Review: Impressive Firsts at Swann’s Spring 2022 Auction of African American Art

    Ten record-smashing works and seven auction debuts highlighted Swann Auction Galleries’ spring African American Art event, conducted on March 31, 2022. The auction realized a total of USD 3.6 million from the 214 lots sold. The event saw an 89% sell-through rate, and 27 lots were unable to find buyers.…

  • Artists

    Masters on the Market: Alma Thomas

    Photograph of Alma Thomas. Image from the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1960, after nearly 40 years as an art teacher, Alma Thomas retired to focus on her own work. She'd achieved some success as an artist before then. However, it was during these later years…

    Masters on the Market Alma Thomas1
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Loïs Mailou Jones

    Dane Fine Art Brings Painting From Artist, Educator, & Trailblazer The road to artistic greatness was not an easy one for Loïs Mailou Jones. Active throughout the 20th century, Jones faced ongoing discrimination as a Black American woman. She saw her paintings withdrawn from galleries, rightfully-won prizes taken away, and…

    Artist to Know Loïs Mailou Jones1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Romare Bearden Collages Lead African American Art at Swann

    Kerry James Marshall, Wadsworth Jarrell, Augusta Savage, Alma Thomas & Kara Walker feature Romare Bearden, Woman and Child, collage, 1968. Estimate $150,000 to $250,000. New York—Swann Galleries’ fall offering of African American Art comes across the block on Thursday, December 10. The auction will present a strong offering of works…

    Romare Bearden Collages Lead African American Art at Swann
  • Exhibitions

    Museum receives $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

    Black Orpheus, 1969. Humbert Howard (1905–1992). Oil and collage on Masonite™, 49 3/4 × 40 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Dr. John E. and Carol Hunt, 2009. © Howard Heartsfield Gallery. WILMINGTON, DE.- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved an Art Works award of $25,000…

    Museum receives $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant