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 Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson  (1937 - 1966)



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Lived/Active: Kentucky/New York/Massachusetts / Italy      Known for: figurative expressionist, religion

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Robert Thompson
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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 (showing 500 of 18317 characters).

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