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William Thomas Thompson Exhibition at Edinboro University’s Bruce Gallery

William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I picked-up the paintings after arranging for Mr. Thompson’s exhibition at my university’s art gallery.  He and Mrs. Thompson made the long drive from Greenville, South Carolina to attend the opening.  Many students were enthusiastic about the show which has played to mixed faculty reviews– the ‘outsiders’ have begun to  invade the academy!

William Thomas Thompson exhibition at Edinboro University 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Thomas Thompson exhibition at Edinboro University 2015 William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015
William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015 William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015

 

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4 Oct 2015

William Thomas Thompson visit; Greenville, SC

We spent Christmas with the in-laws in Greenville, and the day before and after I was able to visit Mr. Thompson, and then again when we returned to Greenville in May for a family event.  He and Mrs. Thompson live in the Gassaway Mansion, and the family makes the first floor and grounds available for an events business. A fairytale castle location for a wedding reception– complete with an apocalyptic painter’s studio way up in the turret!  (the upper floors are actually, of course, closed to the public)  Although Mr. Thompson’s work spans a wide range of subjects and can be quite pleasingly pastoral, he is best best known for religious-themed canvas’ that bring a biblical urgency to contemporary times. He produced a 300 ft Revelation painting that has been exhibited three times in distant locations, and has a 1800 square foot Seven Days of Creation painting on permanent display at the American Visionary Art Museum.  A nerve condition makes Mr. Thompson’s painter’s hands unsteady, but the urgency of his gestural marks underlines the biblically proportioned messages. 

Gassaway 2013

 

All non-photographic images in this post © William Thomas Thompson

 

 

 

(left: The Gassaway Mansion)

 

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Up in the turret studio on large work table was a painting in progress about the 911 attack on Washington,*  and mounted on the wall behind, a multi-panel work on the Holocaust. Read more…

20 May 2013