Bob Thompson (painter)

Bob Thompson (June 26, 1937 – May 30, 1966) was an African-American symbolic painter known for his bold and colorful canvases, whose compositions were influenced by the Old Masters. His art has also been described as synthesizing Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces following the jazz-influenced Abstract Expressionist movement.

He was prolific in his eight-year career, producing higher than 1,000 works in the past his death in Rome in 1966. The Whitney Museum mounted a retrospective of his do something in 1998. He plus has works in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States.

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