Thompson, Robert L. "Bob"(born: 1937 - died: 1966)
Thompson was born in Louisville, KY. He had a nine-year art career for which he received acclaim and success, completing over 1,000 works, including LeRoi Jones [Amiri Baraka] and His Family in 1964. Thompson died in Rome after gall bladder surgery at the age of 29. For more see The African American Almanac, 9th ed.; World Artists, 1950-1980, C. Marks, ed.; and Bob Thompson, by T. Golden, B. Thompson & J. Wilson.