William Thomas Lumpkins
(1908 - 2000)
William Thomas Lumpkins was active/lived in New Mexico, California. William Lumpkins is known for non ob imagery watercolor, solar architectural design.
Biography William Thomas Lumpkins
William Lumpkins: Seven Decades of Abstraction
Bill Lumpkins was born in 1909 on the Rabbit Ears Ranch in Clayton, New Mexico. His early education came from a tutor who instilled a lasting interest in Zen Buddhism in the young artist. His education moved him to Roswell, NM in 1924.
It was in Roswell where Bill met his friend and contemporary, Peter Hurd, and the two young artists spent much time sketching together with Hurd coaching Lumpkins in his early efforts.
Lumpkins' abstract work predated by ten years most of the Abstract Expressionists in America who came in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. In early 1930, Lumpkins saw a group of watercolors by John Marin which were being hung for a show in Taos. Sho
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