Hannah Tompkins

Painting, Visual Artist

1920 – 1995

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Who was Hannah Tompkins?

Hannah Tompkins was an American artist primarily known for her large body of artwork based on the writings of William Shakespeare. A catalog listing of her Shakespeare themed oil paintings appears in Shakespeare in American Painting : A Catalogue from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present by Richard Studing.

She began painting in earnest in the mid-1960s while teaching art at Ramapo Community College, Rockland County, New York. In 1979 she opened the Shambles Gallery in Santa Cruz, California and in 1984 opened the Shakespeare Art Museum in Ashland, Oregon.

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Born
Jan 17, 1920
New York City
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Brooklyn
Died
Oct 25, 1995
Clearwater

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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