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Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson

 (1937 - 1966)
Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson was active/lived in Kentucky, New York, Massachusetts / Italy.  Bob Thompson is known for figurative expressionist painting, religion.

Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson

An African-American, Bob Thompson had success in the 1960s as an artist, which was unusual for black artists of that era and led to his becoming a pivotal figure for African-American artists and for art historians.  However, his life was cut short when he died in Rome in 1966 just before his twenty-ninth birthday. 

Thompson was a modernist who adapted Paul Gauguin's Fauvist use of interlocking planes of bright colors.  He often used Biblical subjects, and created an effect of idealized, faceless figures.  Among his paintings were Flagellation of Christ and St. George and the Dragon.

Living among avant-garde artists in New York City, where he briefly had a studio on Rivington Stre  ...  Displaying 750 of 18307 characters.

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About  Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson

Born:  1937 - Louisville, Kentucky
Died:   1966 - Rome, Italy
Known for:  figurative expressionist painting, religion