Thompson (Robert) (1937-1966) papers, 1960-1966
- Thompson (Robert) (1937-1966) papers, 1960-1966
- Thompson, Robert, 1937-1966
- 1.5 linear ft.
- Art and Architecture
- University of Louisville
- 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.