Bob Thompson: Looking to Poussin

Bob Thompson, Study for Expulsion and Nativity, 1966, oil pastel and ink on pape
Bob Thompson, Study for Expulsion and Nativity, 1966, oil pastel and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches (courtesy Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects)

David Carrier reviews the exhibition Bob Thompson, Drawings at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, on view through January 8, 2012.

Carrier notes that the diversity of approaches in Thompson's drawings gives the impression of "at least five draftsmen, each one excellent but all very different, a prismatic reflection of an excited painter exploring several different paths at once, an artist whose death precluded a fuller integration."