Alma Thomas

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Pure Color

February 28, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Today I want to draw attention to a group of works currently being offered in the March 5, 2017 auction that embody the notion of pure color. This includes paintings by artists like Alma Thomas, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Karl Benjamin, and Sam Francis, all of which employ eye-catching, vibrant hues to create a range of completely different compositions.

Alma Thomas: Rhapsodies in Light and Color

February 16, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features one of the most important African-American female artists of the later half of the 20th century. Alma Thomas channeled her vision of the natural world through minimal compositions rendered in harmonious scales of color. The prismatic effect of light served as inspiration for many of her works, including a selection of five gouaches on paper from the 1970s.