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John Edward Thompson Papers

Identifier: WH396

Scope and Contents

Collection contains scrapbook, correspondence, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, other memorabilia. Includes a few sketches and drawings.


  • 1903-1963

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Denver, Colo. artist and educator. Born Buffalo, N.Y. January 3, 1882. Studied at the Art Students League, New York City, N.Y.; Academie Julien, Paris, France (1902). Returned to the U.S. at the advent of WWI. Visited Pine, Colo. (1914) before settling in Denver, Colo. (1917). Took part in a controversial exhibition that introduced modern art to Denver held at the Denver Public Library (1919). Member Denver Atelier, taught at Chappell School of Art (1924-1929) and later at the University of Denver. Died Denver, Colo. 1945.


1 Boxes (.5 linear feet)

1 oversize folios

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mrs. Alan Fisher, 1980, 2004


Repository also has: John Edward Thompson, 1882-1945, memorial exhibition: The Denver Art Museum, City and County Building Galleries, July 15 to August 20, 1945 (C759.13 T374zjoh), John E. Thompson self portrait (C2010-4 ART).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States