Portrait drawings - Dan Thompson (b. 1973),
Dan Thompson (b. 1972), "D'Ava," 2017, graphite on paper, 24 x 18 in.

Drawings by Dan Thompson > “Upright: Adventures in Teaching”
Daughtrey Gallery, Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan
through March 22, 2024

The renowned artist and educator Dan Thompson has opened a unique selling exhibition both online and in person at Hillsdale College in south central Michigan. Upright: Adventures in Teaching features 32 of his drawings in graphite or red chalk, primarily figures and portraits taken from life or memory, some during teaching demonstrations and others during Thompson’s private investigations.

Opened with a preface by fellow artist Jon deMartin, the exhibition catalogue can be downloaded for free from danthompsonart.com, and all works in it are for sale with no gallery markups.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Thompson graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and then earned his M.F.A. from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). He has been involved in NYAA ever since, but has also co-founded two schools in New York City: the Grand Central Academy of Art (2006) and Janus Collaborative School of Art (2008). Thompson has held leadership posts at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia and taught at such diverse institutions as the Art Students League of New York, National Academy School, and Parsons.

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