Thompson (Robert) (1937-1966) papers, 1960-1966

Descriptive Summary

Thompson (Robert) (1937-1966) papers, 1960-1966
Thompson, Robert, 1937-1966
1.5 linear ft.
Art and Architecture
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Robert (Bob) Thompson was a Kentucky-born African American figurative painter who worked primarily in New York in the 1960s. This collection includes biographies and family data, pictures of photographs of Thompson and his family, letters to his mother, articles about him, exhibition catalogs and reviews, obituary notices, announcements of memorial services held, and two tapes of the memorial services in New York. Also present are two sketches by the artist and a record album cover illustrated with one of his paintings and other miscellaneous items. Most of the materials were donated by his mother Bessie Thompson.