Oil On Masonite. "Fearful Insider". 1958. Signed lower right. Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed "Provincetown 58". Originally from the estate of Alexander Raydon, New York. From a Larchmont, NY collection.
In the summer of 1958, Thompson began to add figurative elements to his abstract painting - greatly influenced by fellow resident artists Jan Müller and Gandy Brodie. Beginning with his hommage, The Funeral of Jan Müller, these early works are painted in a darker, cooler palette on masonite. Unlike his mature style, these early works are also signed either "Rob Thompson or R. Thompson" in block letters and inscribed on the verso. The Provincetown paintings were all exhibited in the 1958 Provincetown Arts Festival sponsored by the Chrysler Museum, of which Walter Chrysler purchased 13 of the works. Today few works are known - from this group. - Dimensions: 60" high x 48" wide
Overall good, 2 small spot losses.