Bachelor of Science, Tuskegee University, Alabama, 1945. Master of Arts, New York University, 1949. Postgraduate, University Paris, 1966.
Postgraduate, University Poona, India, 1973. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1970.
Fellow Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1944. Rosenwald fellow Black Mountain (North Carolina) College, 1945. Faculty, art department chair Tuskegee University, 1945-1989.
Fellow Berea (Kentucky) College, 1956, University of Americas, Mexico City, 1956. Curator George Washington Carver Museum, Tuskegee Institute, 1962-1977. Member Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research, Senegal and LaGambia, Africa, 1989.
Panelist expansion arts National Endowment of Arts, Washington, 1977-1979. Foreign service officer evaluator United States Department State, Washington, 1979. Member executive committee Alabama Council Arts, Montgomery, 1986-1991.
Numerous television appearances.
Chairman national screening committee Fulbright Graduate Fellows in Design, Institute International Education, New York City. Member National Museum of Women Artists, Optimists, Tau Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta (Woman of Year award 1978).
Married Frederick Lindel Thomas, June 28, 1943 (deceased May 1969). Children: Janet Thomas Sullen, Frederick L. III.