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Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005

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Thompson, Bob (Robert Louis), 1937-1966
Thompson, Carol
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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.
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.
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;
Biography Note:
Bob Thompson (1937-1966) was a figurative painter in New York, N.Y.
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
African American artists
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Lives of American Artists
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Archives of American Art
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