Abstract Saturday: Alma Woodsey Thomas

(American, 1891 - 1978) Alma Thomas was the first African-American woman to have a solo art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, in 1971. She was 80 years old. She returned to painting after retiring from her long career as a school teacher. 

Alma Thomas, Yellow and Blue, 1959

Alma Thomas, Untitled, 1960

 Alma Thomas, White Daisies Rhapsody - 1973

Alma Thomas, Azaleas in Spring, 1968

 Alma Thomas, WASHINGTON, DC, 1967

Alma Thomas, 'Fall Approaching,' 1969, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

 

 Alma Thomas, Untitled, acrylic on paper, 8 x 9 1/2 inches

Alma Thomas, Untitled, ca. 1960, oil on canvas.

Last week on my drawing board

More sketchbooks for my series "Creatures of the Night". I'm trying to get as many done as possible before the end of 2016.

Creatures of the Night # 9: "All-nighter"

 Creatures of the Night # 10: "Passengers"

Creatures of the Night # 10: "Passengers"

Creatures of the Night #11/12: "To the light, fellas/Phoebe's"

 Creatures of the Night #13: "Snowflakes"

Creatures of the Night #13: "Snowflakes"

Abstract Saturday: Cecil Skotnes

South African (1926 - 2009) He was best known for his woodcuts. Though he began as a painter, he was drawn to woodcutting and made his mark in that medium, later creating the woodcuts as the work itself by painting directly on the carved panel, rather than merely using them to create prints.

Untitled 1981

  Couple   - c1965  |  Carved, incised and painted wood panel

Couple - c1965 | Carved, incised and painted wood panel

The Progression (1971)

Cecil Skotnes

Cecil Skotnes | Head | Carved, incised and painted wood panel | 105 x 85 cm
Sold - 2014 via Johans Borman Fine Art

Cecil Skotnes | Untitled | 1999 | Incised Painted Wood Panel | 63.5 x 83.5 cm via SMAC GALLERY

Monkey's Wedding by Jeni Couzyn, 1971 | Cover by Cecil Skotnes