JB Thompson -- Artwork and Information About The Artist   (Updated September 19, 2019)
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Biographical Information


Vernon, Texas January 30, 1932

Passed Away:

Of cancer on May 10, 1984


University of Oklahoma

Mexico City College

University of California, Long Beach

Guest Artist:

California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles 1968

Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles 1971


Huntington Hartford Fellowship 1965-1966

Listed in Who's Who in America 1979.

Who's Who in California 1980.

The information above was published on a small promo packet I obtained with several postcard-sized reprints of various works. It appears JB may have died right about the time these were going to production because a gold-embossed print overlay appears citing: "1932-1984 Thank you for the magic" and this is clearly an addition to the original packet. In further research I learned that JB died on May 10, 1984 of cancer. In a note on one of the documents I came across it stated that in a letter he wrote before his death, he said, "There really is magic in the universe. Thank you for being a part of it."

Now that you've seen this, you're a part of that magic as well. Thanks for looking in.

Photography above by Kate-Lesli Hay

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