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Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005

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Creator:
Thompson, Bob (Robert Louis), 1937-1966
Subject:
Thompson, Carol
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of figurative painter Bob Thompson measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2005. Thompson's career is documented through scattered biographical material; business correspondence between his wife Carol Thompson and various galleries, dealers, businesses, and friends; creative and editorial writings by Thompson as well as commemorative tributes and notes written by others; business records of the appraisal, sale, study, and exhibition of Thompson's work after his death; exhibition catalogs and publicity, news clippings, and other printed material; and photographs of the artist, exhibitions, and art.
Citation:
Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
"Bob Thompson Happening" (1965), duplicate video of 16 mm motion picture film Available for on-site research only. Permission for reproduction must be made to Joanne Elkin, daughter of the filmmaker; jelkin@treadwellfarm.com
Biography Note:
Bob Thompson (1937-1966) was a figurative painter in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Elaine Plenda, the artist's sister-in-law, in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The papers were initially organized by Carol Thompson, Bob Thompson's wife.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Painters
Photographs
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11509
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)256353
AAA_collcode_thombob
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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