James Bradbury Thompson
(1911 - 1995)
James Bradbury Thompson was active/lived in Kansas, Connecticut. James Thompson is known for Designer, art director.
Biography James Bradbury Thompson
Born Topeka, 1911; died Riverside, CT, Nov. 2, 1995. Designer. Commercial artist. Teacher. Graduate of Washburn College, Topeka in 1934. Taught at the Topeka School of Art in 1938. While working on the art staff at Capper Engraving Company in Topeka, Thompson designed the 1938 rendition of "Mr. Ichabod" for Washburn that is still used today. From 1938-1962, Thompson designed Westvaco Inspirations for Printers, the arts innovative journal of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. There he developed his unique style of design which included the experimental use of color, typography and photo reproduction. After World War II, he was a freelance designer in New York where he art directed Mademoiselle from 1945- 214 1972. Thompson a
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Topeka Cap & Topeka J (Topeka Capital, Topeka J (aka Topeka J) newspapers—usually reports of the Kansas Artists Exhibition 1st= Topeka Cap Nov. 11, 1925 9th= Topeka J Nov. 11, 1933 2nd= Topeka Cap Nov. 10, 1926 10th= Topeka J Nov. 10, 1934 3rd= Topeka J Nov. 19, 1927 11th= Topeka J Jan. 7, 1936 4th= Topeka J Nov. 3, 1928 12th= Topeka J Nov. 11 & 14, 1936 5th= Topeka J Nov. 2, 1929 14th= Topeka J Jan. 22, 1938 6th= Topeka J Oct. 18 & Nov. 1, 1930 15th= Topeka J Mar. 10, 1939 7th= Topeka J Oct. 24, 1931 16th= Topeka J Feb. 2 & 10, 1940 8th= Topeka J Oct. 22, 1932 17th= Topeka J Mar. 8 & 17, 1941) (June 11, 1938); Obituary, New York Times (Nov. 4, 1995)
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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