Timeline

1937
Born in Louisville, KY
1955
Boston University
1956–1958
University of Louisville
1960s
Travels abroad extensively and spends time in Paris, Ibiza, and Rome
1966
Dies in Rome at the age of 29

Exhibitions

2002
Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2002
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IX, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1999
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1999
Bob Thompson: Fantastic Visions: Paintings & Drawings, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
1999
Search for the Unicorn: Paintings by Jan Müller and Bob Thompson, Lori Bookstein Fine Art New York, NY
1998
Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY (Solo)
1997
Bob Thompson: Heroes, Martyrs & Spectres, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
1978
The World of Bob Thompson, The Studio Museum in Harlem Harlem, NY (Solo)
1976
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
1976
Bob Thompson 1937-66: A Tribute, Martha Jackson Gallery New York, NY
1975
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute Washington, D.C.
1969
New School Art Center, New School For Social Research, New York, NY (Solo)
1969
Afro-American Artists Since 1950, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
1967
Friends of Bob Thompson Present a Group Memorial Exhibit, St. Mark’s Gallery, New York, NY
1966
The Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1965
Figuration, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
1964
Looking Back 1964-1949, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
1963
El Cosario Gallery, Ibiza, Spain (Solo)
1963
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
1963
The Drawing Shop, New York, NY (Solo)
1960
Delancey Street Museum, New York, NY (Solo)
1960
Jay Milder and Bob Thompson, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
1960
The Figure in Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, The American Federation of Arts, NY