VPA Dean’s Gallery hosts exhibition of works by SU professor, illustrator John Thompson
VPA Dean’s Gallery hosts exhibition of works by SU professor, illustrator John ThompsonDecember 06, 2006SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Dean’s Gallery at Syracuse University will host “John Thompson: A Traveler’s Glimpse of India,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings and pastels by VPA professor John Thompson, through Jan. 26. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in Irving Garage.
Thompson is professor of illustration and coordinator of the illustration program in VPA. The works shown in his exhibition are the result of research from a trip he took to India in fall 2005.
Thompson works as a painter and illustrator, and has been featured in numerous art magazines. An internationally known illustrator, he has won gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, the New Jersey Art Director’s Club, the Denver Art Director’s Club, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and the CEBA Award for Communication Excellence in Black Publishing and Advertising. Other accolades include awards of excellence from Communication Arts Magazine and Print Magazine.
Thompson is the recipient of the 2006 Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators for best illustration of the year. As a children’s book illustrator, he has also won three American Library Association Notable Book Awards.
The VPA Dean’s Gallery is located in Room 200 of Crouse College and is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery is closed on University holidays. For more information, contact Susan Tooley in the VPA Dean’s Office at 443-5889.