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Larry Thompson  Chair

larry thompson
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Phone: (205) 726-4631
Fax: 726-4547
Office: Swearingen Hall 142

B.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
M.F.A., University of North Texas
Biographical Information

Larry Thompson, Professor of Art, has served as Chair of the Art Department since coming to Samford in 2007.  A native of El Paso, Texas, Thompson has taught in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas prior to moving to Birmingham.  In addition to teaching painting and drawing courses, and chairing the department, Thompson is an artist who has recently exhibited work in China, New York, Texas, California, Alabama, Illinois, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  He is an active member of the College Art Association (, and has served as Career Mentor for CAA numerous times and will be doing so again, in addition to presenting at the CAA Conference in Chicago in 2014.  Thompson holds an MFA in Painting from The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and a BFA in Art and Design from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and is represented locally at Space One Eleven Art Space.  You can view more of Thompson's work at  Larry also serves on an advisory council creating the Salvador's Deli art event and fundraiser for art supplies for school children in partnership with UAB and The Birmingham Museum of Art, more information can be found at


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Leaving Louisiana

Oil on Wood

12”x 24”

2010 National Juried Exhibition

Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California


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Reading Friedman

Oil on Wood

42”x 48”

Art of the State Juried Exhibition 2010

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

Tuscumbia, Alabama

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Chasing Blue Sky

Oil on Wood

8”x 18”

National Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Juror’s Award

Wichita Center for the Fine Arts, Wichita, Kansas


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A Monday

Oil on Wood

48”x 66”

Art of the State Juried Exhibition 2010

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

   Tuscumbia, Alabama


Larry Thompson image 5

  Someone Else

  Oil on Wood

  24” x 48”

TKAM 2010Exhibition:  An exhibition of works celebrating Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

  Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

  Birmingham, Alabama



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