From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Thompson, Robert L. "Bob"

(born: 1937  -  died: 1966) 

Thompson was born in Louisville, KY. He had a nine-year art career for which he received acclaim and success, completing  over 1,000 works, including LeRoi Jones [Amiri Baraka] and His Family in 1964. Thompson died in Rome after gall bladder surgery at the age of 29. For more see The African American Almanac, 9th ed.; World Artists, 1950-1980, C. Marks, ed.; and Bob Thompson, by T. Golden, B. Thompson & J. Wilson.


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NKAA Source: African American almanac (triennial)
NKAA Source: World artists, 1950-1980: an H.W. Wilson biographical dictionary
NKAA Source: Bob Thompson

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