Alan Tompkins (b.1907)

Alan Tompkins (b.1907). Oil on board measures 9.5 x 11 inches; 14.5 x 16 inches framed. Signed upper right. Artist label affixed verso. Excellent condition with no damage or restoration. 

SOLD

Biography:

Birth place: New Rochelle, NY

Addresses: Bloomfield, CT

Profession: Painter, educator, illustrator, lecturer, sculptor

Studied: Columbia Univ. (B.A.); Yale Univ. (B.F.A.)

Exhibited: AIC, 1936; mural sketches & traveling exh., U.S. & abroad; Herron AI, Indianapolis; Ind. Artists Ann., 1937-38; AIC Ann, 1938; PAFA Ann., 1939; Sweat Mem. Mus., 1943; CAFA Ann., 1952-71 (first prize for painting, 1968-70).

Member: Conn. Acad. (v. pres., 1970-72); Conn. WC Soc.

Work: commissions: mural paintings comn. by US Treas. Dept. for post off. at Indianapolis, Ind., 1936, Martinsville, Ind., 1937 & Boone, NC, 1940; mural painting, Gen. Elec. Co, Bridgeport, Conn., 1944; mural painting, Cent. Baptist Church, Hartford, Conn., 1958.

Comments: Preferred media: oils. Positions: dir., Hartford Art Sch., Univ. Hartford, 1957-69; comnr., Fine Arts Comn., Hartford, 1959-69; v. chancellor, Univ. Hartford, 1960-. Teaching: t., John Herron AI (1934-38); instr. painting, Cooper Union Art Sch., 1938-43; lectr. painting, Columbia Univ., 1946-51; prof. painting & art hist., Univ. Hartford, 1951-. Research: 20th century art.