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"The exhibition Bob Thompson: Meteor in a Black Hat, organized by the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York, features 29 works in oil and gouache created between 1959 and 1966. Bob Thompson was not a typical Abstract Expressionist. He created bold colorful paintings based on European masters. His work is now described as figurative expressionism. The paintings in this exhibition are autobiographical and allegorical. Highlights of the Haggerty exhibition include Self-Portrait, 1964-65, and Thompson’s religious paintings Mother and Child, 1965 and Martyrdom of Erasmus, 1965. During Thompson’s short career, he produced over 1000 paintings."


Published version. Haggerty Museum guide entitled: "Bob Thompson: Meteor in a Black Hat" (2006). ©2006 Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Used with permission.