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Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
While abstraction emerged as an important 20th-century trend in Europe, Ernest Thorne Thompson's etching reveals that he continued to favor realism- as did the majority of other American artists of his time.
Thompson studied at the Massachusetts School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston. From 1922 to 1929, he taught at the University of Notre Dame and served as Director of the School of Fine Arts. In 1929, he began teaching at the College of New Rochelle and became Chair of the Fine Arts Department. Upon Retiring in 1968, Thompson moved to Maine.
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