(1914 - 1991)
Richard Earl Thompson was active/lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, California. Richard Thompson is known for impressionist landscape and figure painting.
Biography Richard Thompson
Richard Earl Thompson was an American impressionist, much influenced by
the French school, and a highly successful illustrator. He was a child
prodigy at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts where he was a student of
Frederick Grant. After that, he attended the Chicago Art Institute with
Louis Ritman, who was a strong influence on his drawing, color, and
To earn a living, he chose a career in
commercial art, doing many back covers of the Saturday Evening Post,
especially while working with Haddon Sundbloom. Thompson also did World
War II War bond Posters.
In 1959, with commercial art being
replaced by photography, he turned to a full-time career in fine art and
divided his life betwee
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