Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson


Nationality: American

Robert Louis Thompson, also known as Bob Thompson, was a native of Kentucky under a heavy influence of jazz and art. His first exhibitions were held in the Kentucky area from 1958-1960. In 1961, Thompson and his wife moved to Europe where he studied the masters. The unique style of Thompson blends Baroque and Renaissance with abstract expressionism. Early on, his art consisted of mainly earthy tones and large groups of figures. Thompsons returned to America in 1963 and began to utilize brighter colors. He also focused on a particular event rather than depicting a large scene. Thompson was inspired by the concept and relationships between good and evil, chaos and order, and man, animal and nature. Though his career was brief, Thompson left a legacy of over 1000 paintings and a lasting impression on the art world.


Bob Thompson Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Bob Thompson (1937-1966) Untitled, circa 1960s Pastel and gouache on paper 6-5/8 x 5-1/2 inches (17 x 14 cm) (image)
Bob Thompson (1937-1966)Untitled, circa 1960sPastel and gouache on paper6-5/8 x 5-1/2 inches (17 x 14 cm) (image)...
Lot 69034
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
Bob Thompson (1937-1966) Untitled, 1958 Watercolor on paper 23-1/2 x 17-5/8 inches (59.7 x 44.8 cm) (sheet) Initiall
Bob Thompson (1937-1966)Untitled, 1958Watercolor on paper23-1/2 x 17-5/8 inches (59.7 x 44.8 cm) (sheet)Initiall...
Lot 77041
Auction 5300
Monday, May 22, 2017
Bob Thompson (1937-1966) Untitled, 1958 Watercolor on paper 23-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches (59.1 x 44.5 cm) (sheet) Signed a
Bob Thompson (1937-1966)Untitled, 1958Watercolor on paper23-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches (59.1 x 44.5 cm) (sheet)Signed a...
Lot 77040
Auction 5300
Monday, May 22, 2017

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Bob Thompson (American, 1937-1966) Untitled Mixed media on smooth wove paper 9-3/8 x 6-3/8 inches (23.8 x 16.2 cm) (s
Bob Thompson (American, 1937-1966)UntitledMixed media on smooth wove paper9-3/8 x 6-3/8 inches (23.8 x 16.2 cm) (s...
Lot 63271
Auction 5339
Saturday, March 10, 2018

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