Dan Thompson
Amy, seated
Pencil and graphite on paper, 2010
Framing donated by the artist

A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, Dan Thompson earned the MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art and supplemented his training with private study and studio apprenticeships.  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 he 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 Thompson co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art, and in 2008 he co-founded the Janus Collaborative School of Art.  He has taught at New York City’s Studio 126 and serves on the faculty of Parsons, the New School for Design, the New York Academy of Art, the Art Students League, and Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.  He has demonstrated and taught across the United States and in Canada, Italy, and France, and in 2007, he was selected as an ARC Living Master Artist.  He is a Board member of the Portrait Society of Canada’s International Portrait Conference in Toronto and has written about technique and painting.  His work is in public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. www.danthompsonart.com