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Richard Thompson

 (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 composition skills.

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 7061 characters.

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Late-Afternoon, Fall
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