Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

National Black History Month Spotlight: Alma Thomas (1891-1978)

February is Black History Month, and @DGNFineArts is pleased to spotlight the pioneering work of African American artists.

Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was the first person to graduate from Howard University with a degree in Fine Arts. Her painting is noted for its pattern, rhythm, and color. Her painting Resurrection is the first work by an African-American woman to hang in the public spaces of the White House as part of the permanent collection.