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Alma Thomas Rollerball and Lap Desks

ITEM: FA4225
An African-American artist in full bloom
The vibrant colors of these lap desks and rollerball pen are an exuberant interpretation of Alma Woodsey Thomas’s 1969 painting, Iris, Tulips, Jonquils and Crocuses. Howard University’s first graduate in art, Thomas (1891-1978) was also the first African-American to have a solo show at the Whitney. Her Iris painting resides at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which as our partner receives a portion of each sale. Your purchase helps keep women’s art in perennial flower.
  • Set of 2 lap desk trays and one rollerball pen
  • Design and colors based on a painting by Alma Woodsey Thomas
  • From the collection at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • Rollerball has a snap-on cap and brass lacquered barrel
  • Trays are laminated wood with a solid blue underside and cutout handles for easy carrying
  • Rollerball, 8L x 1/2-inch diameter, 1.58 oz
  • Trays, 17 1/4 x 12 1/4D x 1 1/2H
  • A portion of sales benefits the National Museum of Women in the Arts