Dan Thompson

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Dan Thompson

ARC Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1972

Born in Virginia (United States)


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Dan Thompson was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, and supplemented his training with several additional years of private study and studio apprenticeships along the east coast of the United States. He has been awarded two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and has twice received the Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. In 2001, Thompson won Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist's International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In 2006, Dan Thompson co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. He has also instructed privately at Studio 126 in New York and taught at Parsons the New School for Design, the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, PA. He has taught workshops in San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Washington, D.C, and in Italy and France.

Since 2002 Mr. Thompson has demonstrated portrait and figure drawing and served as a juror and board member for the Portrait Society of Canada's International Portrait Conference in Toronto. He has also lectured at the Dahesh Museum of Art, in New York, and served as a speaker at Studio Incamminati's Advanced Portrait Workshop and Symposium.

His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

Contact Dan through his website at:www.danthompsonart.com/


31 March 2017 to 31 March 2017

Dan Thompson Exhibition and Spoken Word Event

7226 21st St E, Sarasota, FL 34243

This special exhibition features ARC Living Masterâ„¢ Dan Thompson's one-of-a-kind, unique works on paper.

07 November 2017 to 31 December 2017


10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

For nearly 40,000 years mankind has been contributing to a vast visual record of the human condition. Weaving creativity with convention, each generation of mark-makers would pass along to the next an evolving visual vocabulary that would eventually overcome barriers of time, distance, language, and culture. Today, art educators prepare new generations of creatives to contribute new chapters to this unique, ongoing epic. Legacy is a celebration of these educators.