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Color Field Earrings

Color Field Earrings

By David Howell & Co.

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"Creative art is for all time and is therefore independent of time. It is of all ages, of every land, and if by this we mean the creative spirit in man which produces a picture or a statue is common to the whole civilized world, independent of age, race and nationality; the statement may stand unchallenged."

—Alma Thomas

These earrings feature a detail of Alma Thomas's Light Blue Nursery, (1968, acrylic on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of the artist, 1970.)

  • 1¼ inches (3.1 cm) diameter
  • Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Hypo-allergenic ear wires
  • Packaged in a gift box with story card
  • Made in the USA

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Product Details

  • Product type: Earrings
  • Height: 4.75 inches (12.1 cm)
  • Width: 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)
  • Length: 0.5 inches (1.3 cm)
  • Shipping weight: 0.07 lb (1.1 oz; 32 g)
  • SKU010004238

About the Artist, Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (American, 1891 - 1978) was an African-American artist and teacher who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and is now recognized as a major American painter of the 20th century. Thomas is best known for the "exuberant", colorful, abstract paintings that she created after her retirement from a 35-year career teaching art at Washington's Shaw Junior High School.

Thomas, who is often considered a member of the Washington Color School of artists but alternatively classified by some as an Expressionist, earned her teaching degree from University of the District of Columbia (known as Miner Normal School at the time) and was the first graduate of Howard University's Art department, and maintained connections to that university through her life. She achieved success as an African-American female artist despite the segregation and prejudice of her time.

Thomas's reputation has continued to grow since her death. Her paintings are displayed in notable museums and collections, and they have been the subject of several books and solo museum exhibitions. She was the subject of the Chrysler-curated exhibition, Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful.

About David Howell & Co.

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For more than 30 years, David Howell & Company has specialized in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated, museum quality gifts, including metal bookmarks, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Our innovative gift designs are inspired by museum pieces, adapting original, iconic work to modern, meaningful gifts.

Designed and manufactured in Bedford Hills, New York.

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