John Edward Thompson

John Edward Thompson: Colorado Modernist
November 12, 2009 – January 17, 2010


John Thompson, Study of Paris Rooftops, watercolor on paper, 17×20″; photo: W. O’Connor


John Thompson, Portrait of Two Nude Women, T-2009.05 oil on linen, 24×20 (approx.) 1930; photo: W. O’Connor.

John Edward Thompson (b. 1882) was a pioneering artist who served on the DU faculty from 1929 to his death in 1945. This exhibition is curated by current DU School of Art & Art History (SAAH) students and features painting, sketches and drawings by Thompson from DU’s permanent art collection and other regional collections, including those of the Harbaugh family and of Deborah and Warren Wadsworth.