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Richard Earl Thompson

 (1914 - 1991)
Richard Earl Thompson was active/lived in Illinois, Wisconsin.  Richard Thompson is known for impressionist landscape and figure painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Richard Earl Thompson

6 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Framed piece by R. Thompson
Brandy Adams (04/09/2015)
Hello, I recently acquired a framed piece by R. Thompson. The gallery sticker is on the back of the frame as well. The art itself has two signatures on the bottom. Both with R. Thompson, one has a date of 1987, and the second line has the signature and 65/1000. The art is of a young girl standing on some grass in front of a white pickett fence picking flowers. My question is, the colors appear to be faded as if it is different muted shades of blue. My husband believes it was meant to be this way. I was curious how I could go about finding more information for this piece. Thank you.

Richard E. Thompson- Original Dog Drawing
Connie Morrison (10/12/2013)
My Grandparents have had a color penciled drawing of a Gordon Setter or an Irish Setter, With the Pencil Signature of Richard Thompson. This picture has been hanging in my grandparents house since the late 1940's-1950's. My Grandparents lived in Chicago suburb called Highland Park. My grandfather was an attorney for an insurance company in downtown Chicago. I don't know if my grandfather knew Richard Thompson as a fiend, or if he bought this from him while Richard was living in Chicago. I have this picture hanging in my home.I live in NC. I recently had a new paper backing put on the original frame,So I got to see this picture for the first time out of its original frame. and It is definitely an original.The framer even said it was an original. It looks like Richard had taken a piece of thick artist paper,and just color penciled this picture for my grandfather.The signature is in pencil. My grandparents had a Gordon setter and an Irish setter.I would very much like to send you a photo of this so you can see it. I am very excited to find one of his relatives to share this with. My grandparents loved this picture, and it is definitely been in my family all my life and my mothers as well. Anxious to hear back from you. Thank you Connie Morrison

Richard Earl Thompson Paintings
Joan Thompson (09/20/2012)
Leslie, I am the daughter-in-law of Richard Earl Thompson. Recently I organized material from Richard's past and would probably be able to answer many questions. I think I saw a beautiful painting of your father in some of the material I've found. Please email any questions you might have. Joan Thompson

Response to Tammy's Question on 12/10/2007
Joan E. Thompson (05/03/2008)
Tammy, My Father-in-law Richard E. Thompson Sr. was the Painter. His son Richard E. Thompson Jr. managed the Richard Thompson Gallery in San Francisco. The painter, Richard Thompson Sr. did integrate dogs into his paintings but did not do portraits of dogs. He did paint our Black Lab in several paintings, but I cannot recall many others. Joan Thompson (Wife of son Bruce Thompson-Fine Art Photographer)

Richard E. Thompson,Jr.
Tammy (12/10/2007)
Does anyone know of Richard Thompson painting portriats of dogs?

Richard E. Thompson, Jr. (04/14/2000)
My father (Richard Earl Thompson 1914-1991)was a dedicated impressionist artist who devoted his life to capturing the beauty of nature's moods on canvas. Trained at the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago he carried on the tradition of the great impressionists in the post WWII era when impressionism was not fashionable. "Going against the Grain" he was highly successful having sold most of his lifes production of 1600 original oil paintings during his life time. He proved that a modern day artist did not have to follow in the current trends to be successful. His talent and skill has brought a new awareness to "impressionism" and his legacy has given a new resurgence to this beautiful form of painting. There are plans in the future for a traveling museum exhibits. You may view his art at the Richard Thompson Gallery Website:

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