Peter Thompson


Peter Thompson
  • Professor Emeritus

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Peter ThompsonĀ is Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Kansas. He received the BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and the MFA degree from Yale University. In 1965 he joined the faculty of the University of Kansas where he taught painting and figure drawing for 40 years. In addition, he served as Chair of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1968 to 1975, Associate Dean of Fine Arts from 1975 to 1980, and as Dean of Fine Arts from 1986 to 1999. His work has been acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Spencer Museum of Art, and numerous private collectors. Since 2000, his studio work has been devoted to photography.