Bob Thompson (1937-1966)
Bob Thompson (June 26, 1937 – May 30, 1966) was an African-American figurative painter known for his bold and colorful canvases, whose compositions were appropriated from the Old Masters. His art has also been described as synthesizing Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces with the jazz-influenced Abstract Expressionist movement.
He was prolific in his eight-year career, producing more than 1,000 works before his death in Rome, Italy, in 1966. The Whitney Museum in New York City mounted a retrospective of his work in 1998. He also has works in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States.
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Oil on canvas
5 1/2x5 inches
Photo credit: John Wilson White Studio