Thompson, Robert Farris
THOMPSON, Robert Farris
THOMPSON, Robert Farris. American, b. 1932. Genres: Art/Art history. Career: Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art, Professor of Art History, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., since 1975 (Acting Instructor, 1964-65; Instructor, 1965-66; Asst Professor, 1966-69; Assoc Professor, 1969-75). Visiting Curator, Museum of Ethnic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970. Chairman, Council of African Studies, 1974-75. Publications: (trans.) The Antiquity of the Art of Painting, by F. da Costa, 1967; Black Gods and Kings: Yoruba Art at UCLA, 1971; African Art in Motion: Icon and Art in the Collection of Katerine Coryton White, 1974; The Grand Detroit N'Kondi, 1978; (with J. Cornet) The Four Moments of the Sun: Kongo Art in Two Worlds, 1981; Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro- American Art and Philosophy, 1983; Soundings: An Exhibition of Sculpture by Ed Love, 1986; Rediscovered Masterpieces, 1987; Pygmées, 1990; Face of the Gods, 1993; (with G. Meurant) Mbuti Design, 1996. Address: Yale University, 63 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06510, U.S.A.