Chelsea Classical Gallery

Realism & Classical Realism Artist Gallery

Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson [1972- ]
I Against I (self-portrait), 2003
Oil on canvas
29-3/4 x 23-3/4

BIOGRAPHY

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. In 2008, he co-founded the Janus Collaborative School of Art in New York. Dan Thompson has also instructed privately at Studio 126 in New York and is on the faculty of 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 demonstrated and taught workshops in San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Washington, D.C, Virgina, Sarasota, FL, Massachusetts, Oregan, Boston and Colorado. He has also demonstrated and instructed internationally in Toronto, Canada, Subiaco, Italy, China and in the Provence region of France. In 2007, Thompson was selected an ARC Living Master Artist.

Since 2002 Mr. Thompson has demonstrated portrait drawing and painting 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, served as a speaker at Studio Incamminati’s Advanced Portrait Workshop and Symposium, and written on technique and painting practice for several art publications across the United States.

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


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EXPERIENCE

Educator: Professor of Drawing and Painting

2001-present THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Painting Designed and taught the following courses: Drawing I, Drawing II, Painting I, Painting II, Portraiture, Advanced Portraiture, Cast Drawing, Structural Drawing, Figure Drawing I, Figure Drawing Intensive, History of Drawing Techniques, Drawing IV, Long Pose Figure, Anatomical Drawing, Figure Drawing I: Intensive

2007-present STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
Designed and taught the following Professional Program/Advanced Fine Art Porgram courses: Figure Painting in Color, Structural Figure Drawing, Structural Drawing and Portraiture, Structural Drawing and Sculpting the Portrait & Figure, Light Key Painting, Composition & Light Key Figure Painting, Structural Figure Drawing: Using three dimensions to study the human head; Applying concepts of the intrinsic body to drawing the portrait in long pose

2008-present THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Designed and taught the following course: Life Drawing, Painting the Portrait and Figure

2008-2014 JANUS COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL OF ART, New York, NY
Co-founder and Instructor
Co-designed and taught the following course: Core Program

2004-2013 PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN, New York, NY
Part-Time Professor of Drawing
Designed and taught the following courses: Drawing Fundamentals 1, Drawing Fundamentals 2, Drawing Studio 1, Drawing Studio 2: Drawing Analysis

2006-2008 THE GRAND CENTRAL ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Co-founder and Instructor
Co-designed and taught the following course: Core Program
Designed and taught the following course: Theoretical Structure in Figure
Drawing

Instructor of Drawing and Painting

2007-present THE ART LEAGUE SCHOOL, Alexandria, VA
(fall, winter, spring) Designed and taught workshop course: Figure Drawing and Painting: Gesture, Structure, Light; Structural Figure Drawing, Painting from Life, Painting from Life: The nude and the Draped Figure; The Portrait in Four Color Chalk, Portrait Painting, The Figure in Pen & Ink, Costumed Portrait, Studying the Hands and Feet in Figure Drawing, Long Pose Figure Drawing, The Figure in a Controlled Palette: Calligraphy, Plane, Tonality, Temperature; Vitality: Gesture in the Human Figure

2005-present STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
(summer, winter) Designed and taught workshop courses: Drawing Structure and Color with Painting, Light Key Figure Painting, Structural Figure Drawing Figure Drawing Using Constructive Anatomy and Rhythmic Form Modeling, Structural Drawing: A Three Dimensional Approach, The Portrait in Red Chalk, Chalk, Pen & Ink, Metal Point, and Pastel Drawing in Theory & Practice, Oil Painting: The Head in Color
Co-taught workshop course: Advanced Portrait Workshop and Symposium, 2007-2009

2007-present BAY AREA CLASSICAL ARTIST ATELIER, Belmont, CA
(summer, fall) Designed and taught workshop course: Figure Drawing and Painting, Long Pose Figure Drawing and Painting Workshop, Painting the Head and Figure Figure Drawing Intensive, 5 Day Figure Drawing and Painting Intensive; Intensive Course in Long Pose Drawing and Painting; Advanced Artistic
Intensive Workshop-Gross Anatomy

2013-present THE ATELIER AT CASTLE ROCK, Castle Rock, CO
Designed and taught the following workshop courses: Painting the Human Figure, Structural Long Pose Figure Drawing, Long Pose Oil Portraiture

2014 FINE ART COLLEAGE OF SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY, Shanghai, China
Designed and taught the following workshop course: Master class

2014 THE ACADEMY OF REALIST ART, Boston, MA
Designed and taught the following workshop course: Long Pose Painting and the Human Figure from Life

2014 ASHLAND ARTS CENTER, Ashland, OR
Designed and taught the following workshop course: The Portrait in Red Chalk

2013-2014 THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Designed and taught the following workshop courses: Master class: Construction of the Head in Oil Painting, The Human Figure

2011, 2014 NORTH RIVER ARTS SOCIETY, Marshfield Hills, MA
Designed and taught the following course: Structural Figure Drawing, Painting the Portrait from Life

2013 THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Ponte Vedra, FL
Designed and taught the following workshop course: Long Pose Figure Painting

2012-2013 THE NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF ART, Manchester, NH
Designed and taught the following workshop courses: Long Pose Figure Painting from Direct Observation, Portrait Painting with Dan Thompson

2009-2013 DREXEL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Philadelphia, PA
Co-designed and taught the following courses: Artistic Anatomy, in collaboration with JCSA students and medical students, from cadavers

2011-2012 THE ACADEMY OF REALIST ART, Toronto, Canada
Designed and taught the following workshop courses: Long Pose Painting and the Human Figure from Life, Figure Drawing Using Constructive Anatomy
and Rhythmic Form Modeling

2012 SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS SCHOOL, Scottsdale, AZ
Designed and taught the following workshop course: Long Pose Figure Drawing

2012 JANUS COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL OF ART, New York, NY
Co-designed and co-taught the following workshop course: Collaborative Workshop in Figure Drawing

2011 WEEKEND WITH THE MASTERS INTENSIVE, New York, NY
Co-designed and co-taught the following course: Studio Incamminati Track

2011 JANUS COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL OF ART, New York, NY
Designed and taught the following course: Structural Drawing: A Three Dimensional Approach

2011 LONG ISLAND ACADEMY OF FINE ART, Glen Cove, NY
Designed and taught the following course: Analytical Portrait Drawing: Perception, Alignment, Plane, Structure & Morphology

2010 ART SPACE HERNDON, Herndon, VA
Designed and taught the following workshop course: Dan Thompson Workshop

2010 RYE ARTS CENTER, Rye, NY
Designed and taught the following workshop course: 2010 Rye Adult Master

Class in Portrait Drawing
2009-2010 THE SOUTHERN ATELIER, Sarasota, FL
Designed and taught the following workshop course: The Head as Shape, Structure, Plane, Morphology, Painting with Dan Thompson, 4 Day Painting the Portrait and Figure

2009-2010 THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS,
New York, NY
Designed and taught the following courses: Life Drawing, Figure Drawing Workshop with Dan Thompson

2005-2009 PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN, New York, NY
Designed and taught workshop courses: Analytical Orthographic Drawing, Analytical Paraline Systems, Perceptual Drawing

2005- 2009 THE ARTS AND LETTERS CLUB OF TORONTO, Toronto, Canada
Designed and taught workshop course: Portrait Society of Canada Master’s workshop in Portraiture

2008 INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & CLASSICAL AMERICA, New York, NY
Co-designed and co-taught workshop course: Summer Program in Classical Architecture & Landscape Painting in Italy

2001-2008 THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Designed and taught Continuing Education courses: Light Effect Figure Painting, Long Pose Portrait and Figure Drawing

2007-2008 THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Designed and taught regular and workshop courses: Figure Drawing from Life, Life Drawing and Anatomy

2007, 2008 FALL CITY FINE ART STUDIO, Fall City, WA
Designed and taught workshop course: Drawing and Painting the Portrait and Figure, Oil Portrait Demonstration

2007 ANDREEVA PORTRAIT ACADEMY, Santa Fe, NM
Designed and taught workshop course: Long Pose Portrait Drawing and Painting

2003-2007 LOS ANGELES ACADEMY OF FIGURATIVE ART, Los Angeles, CA
Designed and taught workshop courses: Form Metaphor, 5 Day Drawing and Painting, 5 Day Academic Drawing and Painting

2000- 2006 THE WATER STREET ATELIER, Brooklyn, NY
Designed and taught workshop course: Figure Structure

2002- 2004 STUDIO 126, New York, NY
Designed and taught c. e. course: Long Pose Drawing

2001, 2004 KUNSTKRANT, Belgium
Designed and taught workshop course: Painting in Provence, France

2002 MORSEBURG GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA
Designed and taught workshop course: Figure Drawing and Structure

2001 NEW ORLEANS ART ASSOCIATION AND METARIE ART GUILD, New Orleans, LA
Designed and taught workshop course: Dan Thompson Workshop
Services to Museums, Schools, Universities, Professional Societies

2014-2015 Lecturer STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
Anatomy Lectures

2014 Demonstrator CHELSEA CLASSICAL STUDIOS, New York, NY
The Portrait Rally

2014 Juror NORTH RIVER ARTS SOCIETY
Focus on Figures

2014 Demonstrator, THE ART LEAGUE, Alexandria, VA
Panelist, Lecturer The Portrait and Figure Festival

2014 Lecturer ASHLAND ARTS CENTER, Philadelphia, PA
Art Inspires Ashland

2013 Lecturer STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
John H. Vanderpoel

2012 Interviewer PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA,

2012 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Nelson Shanks Presentation, East Meets West

2011 Lecturer STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
Looking at Structure

Lecturer NORTH RIVER ARTS SOCIETY, Marshfield Hills, MA
Descending Within: Dan Thompson’s Artwork

Lecturer THE SOUTHERN ATELIER, Sarasota, FL
Henry Hensche and His Approach to Color

Member THE SOUTHERN ATELIER, Sarasota, FL
Advisory Board

2010 Speaker STATEN ISLAND MUSEUM, Staten Island, NY
Painting Portraits

Lecturer STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
Descending Within Oneself: Dan Thompson on Life and Art

Honorary Member AMERICA CHINA OIL PAINTING ARTISTS LEAGUE, New York, NY

Judge HORNBILL ACADEMY, Kuching, Malaysia
Perhimpunan Belia 2010, 1st Belia Realist Art Competition

2009 Demonstrator NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM & SCHOOL SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, New York, NY
Reconfiguring the Body: A Holistic Approach to Figure Drawing

2003-2008 Board Member PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF CANADA, Toronto, Canada

2002-2008 Demonstrator, juror PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF CANADA
panelist, lecturer Toronto, Canada, The Miracle of the Portrait, International Portrait Arts Festival and Competition

2008 Interviewer PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA

2008 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Nelson Shanks Presentation, The Importance of the Start

2007 Demonstrator AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE (on line edition)
On line interview and chat

2007, 2010 Speaker STUDIO INCAMMINATI, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Portrait Workshop and Symposium

2007 Demonstrator ACADEMY OF REALIST ART, Toronto, Canada
Oil Portrait Demonstration

2007 Lecturer PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN, New York, NY
Iranian Art Forms

2007, 2006 Demonstrator LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, Old Lyme, CT
Charcoal Portrait Demonstration, Oil Portrait Demonstration

2005, 2003 Donor THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Take Home a Nude

2004 Lecturer INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PAINTING, DRAWING, AND SCULPTURE, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

2003 Guest Lecturer THE DAHESH MUSEUM OF ART, New York, NY
Charles Bargue: The Art of Drawing

2003 Lecturer LOS ANGELES ACADEMY OF FIGURATIVE ART, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Honored guest and lecturer AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT ARTISTS, NY, New York
The Art of Studying Art

AWARDS

2007 ARC Living Master, Art Renewal Center, Port Reading, NJ
2006 Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2006 Second Place in the Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center’s International ARC SalonTM , Port Reading, NJ
2005 Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Award, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC
2004 Artist in Residence, Forbes Foundation; London, England
2003 Best of Show, Southwest Art Magazine’s Artists to Watch Exhibition, Boulder, CO
2002 Artist in Residence, Forbes Foundation; Balleroy, France
2001 Grand Prize for Best of Show, American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2000 Honors Award, Portrait Society of America, International Portrait Conference, Washington, DC
1999 Walter Erlebacher Award, The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1997 Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1992 William A. Newman Award for Painting, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, Nancy R. Wolf Award for Painting, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1991 Foundation Award for Drawing, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1990 Best in Show, 7th Congressional Art Competition of Virginia, Front Royal, VA

GRANTS, RESEARCH GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

2007 THE MORRIS AND ALMA SCHAPIRO FUND, New York, NY
Award for curriculum development of theoretical structure drawing plates for the Grand Central Academy of Art.
2001 THE ELIZABETH GREENSHIELDS FOUNDATION GRANT, Montreal, Canada
Award aids worthy art students, artists, or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years.
1999 STOBART FOUNDATION GRANT, Boston, MA
Award for the purpose of offering an environment of support to the community of aspiring artists who share our passion for the artistic vision inspired and developed through the time-honored tradition of working directly from nature.
1999 THE JOHN F. AND ANNA LEE STACEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR ART EDUCATION, Oklahoma City, OK
Award to foster a high standard in the study of form, color, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the
classical tradition in western culture.
1998-1999 LESLIE T. POSEY FOUNDATION SCHOLAR, Sarasota, FL
Award for graduate level art students majoring in either traditional painting or sculpture.
1997 THE ELIZABETH GREENSHIELDS FOUNDATION GRANT, Montreal, Canada
Award aids worthy art students, artists, or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years.

SHOWS

2014
THE NOBLE MARITIME COLLECTION, Staten Island, NY
Inspired: Contemporary Artists Respond to John A. Noble, 26th Annual Noble Art Auction

THE MARKET AND SHOPS AT COMCAST CENTER, Philadelphia, PA
Art at the Center, featuring works from Studio Incamminati

TORPEDO GALLERY, Alexandria, VA

FREEMAN’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS, Philadelphia, PA
The Artists of Studio Incamminati Annual Exhibition

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition

2013
SHANGHAI ART MUSEUM, Shanghai, China
Contemporary American Realism

ZHEJIANG PROVINCAL MUSEUM, Zhejiang, China
Contemporary American Realism

HUBEI PROVINCIAL MUSEUM, Hubei, China
Contemporary American Realism

TIANJIN ART MUSEUM, Tianjin, China
Contemporary American Realism

THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York, NY
The Silverpoint Exhibition

THE NOBLE MARITIME COLLECTION, Staten Island, NY
25th Annual Noble Art Auction

S. R. BRENNEN GALLERIES, Santa Fe, NM
The Artists of Studio Incamminati

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition

2012
BEIJING WORLD ART MUSEUM, Beijing, China
Contemporary American Realism

SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CULTURAL & MEDIA CENTER, Shanghai, China
The New York Academy of Art, Works

DALIAN MODERN MUSEUM, Dalian, China
Contemporary American Realism

JOSHUA LINER GALLERY, New York, NY
Resolve

FREEMAN’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Incamminati

THE NOBLE MARITIME COLLECTION, Staten Island, NY
24th Annual Noble Art Auction

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition
LEGACY GALLERY, Scottsdale, AZ

2011
THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York, NY
ACOPAL’s Exhibition of Contemporary American and Chinese Realism

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY, DR. M. T. GEOFFREY YEH ART GALLERY, Queens, NY
Expressing the Figure: Drawings from Life

FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS GALLERY, St. Louis, MO
The Figure Now/Exhibition 2011 International Contemporary Drawing Juried Exhibition

THE PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART, Pasadena, CA
100th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition

FREEMAN’S AUCTIONEERS AND APPRAISERS, Philadelphia, PA
The Artists of Studio Incamminati

2010
THE FORBES GALLERIES, New York, NY
Forbidden Fruit: A History of Women and Books in Art

THE GRATZ GALLERY, Bucks County, PA
Studio Incamminati

THE PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART, Pasadena, CA
99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition

2009
THE PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART, Pasadena, CA
98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition

BUCKS GALLERY OF FINE ART, Newtown, PA
First Annual Artists of Studio Incamminati Exhibition

2008
THE PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART, Pasadena, CA
97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Instructors’ Exhibition

2007
MIAMI CITY BALLET, Miami Beach, FL
RAM Miami

DERRIER GUARD, 10TH Anniversary Festival, New York, NY

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition

2006
JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
The Water Street Atelier

THE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Incamminati Artists Auction benefiting the Abraham Lincoln Foundation

JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Interiors

JACKMAN HALL, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada
International Portrait Arts Festival

2005
THE FORBES GALLERIES, New York, NY
The Next Generation of Realists

CENTURY GALLERY, Alexandria, VA
Regional Realists

THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, D.C.

JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA

APEX GALLERY, Washington, DC
Valentines

2004
APEX GALLERY, Washington, DC
Realism Today

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Faculty Exhibition

JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Allegories

ARCADIA GALLERY, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition

CENTURY GALLERY, Alexandria, VA
The Figure and the Cast

JACKMAN HALL, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada
International Portrait Arts Festival

2003
JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Exposed, The Nude

THE PASADENA MUSEUM OF ART, Pasadena, CA
93rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Self Portraits

ELEANOR ETTINGER GALLERY, New York, NY
The Figure in American Art

DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Denver CO
Southwest Art Selects Artists to Watch

THE FORBES GALLERIES, New York, NY
Views of Balleroy

ARCADIA GALLERY, New York, NY
Summer Invitational

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, San Juan Capistrano, CA
9th Annual California Art Club Plein Air Painting Event at Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano

CHEMERS GALLERY, Tustin, CA

JACKMAN HALL, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada
International Portrait Arts Festival

2002
ELEANOR ETTINGER GALLERY, New York, NY
Two-Man Exhibition

MORSEBURG GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA
Nude: A Celebration of the Human Form

ELEANOR ETTINGER GALLERY, New York, NY
The Figure in American Art

MORSEBURG GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA
The Draughtsman’s Eye, Annual Exhibition of Works on Paper

JACKMAN HALL, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada
International Portrait Arts Festival

2001
THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
A.S.O.P.A. Finalists

ELEANOR ETTINGER GALLERY, New York, NY
Summer Salon

MORSEBURG GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA
The Draughtsman’s Eye, Annual Exhibition of Works on Paper

THE STUDIO GALLERY, Alexandria, VA

2000
GRENNING GALLERY, Sag Harbor, NY
Sketches of Spain

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Washington, DC
The Art of the Portrait

1999
THE DAHESH MUSEUM OF ART, New York, NY

JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Drawings

MEREDITH LONG & COMPANY, Houston, TX
The Water Street Atelier

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Diploma Show

1998
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
Take Home a Nude

THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC

1994
THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC
Dan Thompson: Recent Portraits

1992
THE CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART WHITE WALLS GALLERY,Washington, DC
Two Man Exhibition

1990
UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDING, Washington, DC

MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE, Fredericksburg, VA

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA
An Artistic Discovery

COLLECTIONS

Forbes Magazine, New York, NY
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
The Orkand Corporation, Washington, DC
Bruce and Leslie Allen, Miami, FL
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Kensington MD
Eileen Guggenheim, Ph.D
Stephan Barth, Munich, Germany
Stephen Foster, Washington, DC
City of Alexandria, Virginia
Lynn Brown, Houston, TX
Armando Papi, New Orleans, LA
John Pence, San Francisco, CA
Portrait Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Private, Tehran, Iran
Selected Portrait Commissions
Professor Abul Aziz Said, Michelle Marie Aaserod, Captain Charles W. Shilling,
Dr. William J. Kinnard Jr., Professor Burt Wilson, Professor William A. Newman, The Meltzer Family,
The Von Bertrab Family, The Fleitman Family

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Owchar, Nick, “’Star Wars: Visions’ examines George Lucas’ creation”, The Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2010.
Rinzler, Jonathan and Lucas, George, Star Wars Art: Visions, Abrams, 2010.
Thompson, Dan, “Maintaining Master Practices,” American Artist Magazine, September 2010, pp. 38-47.
McElhinney, James, Classical Life Drawing Studio: Lessons & Teachings in the Art of Figure Drawing (The Art Students League of New York), Sterling Publications, 2010.
American Video Painting Magazine, Volume I, Summer Issue, 2010.
Linea, Journal of the Art Students League of New York, Summer 2008, p. 13.
Aristides, Juliette, Classical Painting Atelier, Watson-Guptill Publications, 2008.
Campbell, Virginia, “Mirror Images,” Southwest Art, November 2007, pp. 116-121.
Kassan, Jon David, “Looking at Drawings: Study for Mirror (I against I) by Dan Thompson,” American Artist (online), October 19, 2007, http://www.myamericanartist.com/2007/10/looking-at-dr-1.html
Mallafronte, Alison, “BACAA: Classical Training from Contemporary Masters,” American Artist (online), November 15, 2007, http://www.myamericanartist.com/2007/11/bacaa-classical.html
Doherty, M. Stephen, “Dan Thompson: Back to the Basics,” American Artist Workshop, winter 2006, pp. 18-29.
Doherty, M. Stephen, “The Next Generation of Realists,” American Artist, January 2005, pp. 19-31.
Jenkins, Mark, “Realism Reimagined,” The Washington Post Weekend, May 21, 2005, p. 39.
“On the Rise,” The Artist’s Magazine, January 2004, pp. 52-62.
Hall, Trish, “Designing With the Idea That More Is Better,” The New York Times (Habitats Section), March 30, 2003.
Silberman, Vanessa, “Portraiture Continues to Turn Heads in the Art Market,” Art Business News, June 2002, pp. 52-70.
Thompson, Dan, “The Language of Light,” The Artist’s Magazine, March 2002, pp. 36-39.
Gangelhoff, Bonnie, “Building a Dream Collection,” Southwest Art Magazine, September 2002, pp. 98-148.
Gangelhoff, Bonnie, “Artists to Watch,” Southwest Art Magazine, September 2002, pp. 80-97.
King, Jennifer, “ASOPA’s 2001 Portrait Arts Festival,” International Artist, December 2001/January 2002, pp. 54-55.
“A Portfolio of Student Drawings,” American Artist Magazine, November 2001, pp. 64-69.
Siple, Molly, “Advancing the Portrait Tradition,” California Art Club Newsletter, October 2001.
Thompson, Dan, “The Voice Behind the Vision,” American Impressionist Society NEWS, April 2001, p.1.
“2001 International Portrait Competition,” The Portrait Signature, 2001, pp. 31-35.
“Portrait Society of America Showcase,” International Artist Magazine, October/November 2000, pp. 24-27.
Moss, E. Lynne, “Academics Steal the Show,” American Artist Magazine, December 1999, pp. 14-18.
Lloyd, Mani A, “Faculty, Staff Portraits in White Walls,” Corcoran School of Art, January 1994, p. 11.
“Art Serving Forensics,” The Corcoran School of Art, January 1994, p. 11.

SELECTED VIDEO/DVDS

2012 AMERICAN ARTIST SALMAGUNDI SERIES, New York, NY
Figure Drawing I: Anatomy of the Head
Figure Drawing II: The Gesture

SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGS

2014
THE 26TH ANNUAL JOHN A. NOBLE ART AUCTION, Staten Island, NY

2013
THE 25TH ANNUAL JOHN A. NOBLE ART AUCTION, Staten Island, NY

2012
AMERICAN CHINESE OIL PAINTING ARTIST LEAGE
Contemporary American Realism

CHINA ACADEMY OF ART, Shanghai, China
New York Academy of Art, WORKS

THE 24TH ANNUAL JOHN A. NOBLE ART AUCTION, Staten Island, NY

2011
CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
100th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

2010
CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

2009
CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

2008
CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

2007
ART RENEWAL CENTER
International 2007 ARC Salon

2006
ART RENEWAL CENTER
International 2006 ARC Salon

2004
JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Allegories

2003
JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Self Portraits

2003
JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Exposed: The Nude

2002
ELEANOR ETTINGER GALLERY, New York, NY
Richard Piloco, Dan Thompson

2000
MEREDITH LONG & COMPANY, Houston, TX
The Water Street Atelier

1999
MEREDITH LONG & COMPANY, Houston, TX
The Water Street Atelier

1999
JOHN PENCE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
Drawings

EDUCATION

1997-1999 THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FIGURATIVE ART OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY
MFA in Painting (magna cum laude)
1998-2000 THE WATER STREET ATELIER, Brooklyn, NY
1994 THE CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART, BFA in Painting (honors)
1995-1997 CEDRIC B. EGELI PORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOPS, Edgewater, MD
1997-2000 THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
1997 PROFESSOR JOHN BANNON, Burke, VA
(studio apprenticeship)
1996 BARNSTONE STUDIOS, Coplay, PA
1996 TORPEDO FACTORY ARTS CENTER, Alexandria, VA
1995-1996 MARYLAND HALL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, Annapolis, MD
1994-1995 PROFESSOR WILLIAM A. NEWMAN, Washington, DC
(studio apprenticeship)

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