Mildred Thompson Selected Bibliography


Becker, Wolfgang. “Die schöne Gasmaske der Mildred Thompson” (introduction to the exhibition at the Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen), March 9, 1973.


Benjamin, Tritobia Hayes. “Triumphant Determination: The Legacy of African American Women Artists,” in Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists. New York, NY: Spelman College and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1996.


“Between the Continents.” Applaus Kultur-Magazin (Munich), Nov. 2005, 57.


Bontemps, Arna Alexander, ed. Forever Free: Art by African-American Women 1862-1980. Alexandria, VA: Hampton University and Stephenson Inc.,1980.


De Veaux, Alexis. “Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde.” New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2004, 174-77.


Dover, Cedric. American Negro Art. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1960.


Driscoll, David. Mildred Thompson: Transitions. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Art Gallery, Howard University,1977.


Eimert, Dorothea. Mildred Thompson: Wood Pictures. Valenciennes, France: Galerie I’Aquarium, 2010.


Görtz, Franz Joseph. “Poetische Formationen.” Das Feuilleton, Aachen, October 21, 1967.


Hanks, Eric. “Child of the Universe...Speak Like a Child.” The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2007.


Honnef, Klaus. “Sachbericht (Introduction to the exhibition at the Töpferei Museum Langer- wehe). Aachener Nachrichten (Aachen), May 4, 1969.


Hüllenkremer, Marie. “Ich habe nur ein Thema.”  Nachrichten, Feuilleton (Aachen), July 27, 1974, p. 6.


Jennings, Corrine. A/Cross Currents: Synthesis in African American Abstract Painting / Croisements des parcours. New York, NY: Dakar International Biennale, Kenkeleba House,1992.


King Hammond, Leslie. Gumbo Ya Ya: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Women Artists. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1995.


Kingsley, April, Franklin Sirmans, Geoffrey Jacques. Something To Look Forward To: An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African Descent. Lancaster, PA: Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall Co., 2005.


Lewis, Jo Ann. “Mildred Thompson: An Exile Back Home.” Washington Post, October 22, 1977.


_____. "Stealing the Show." ARTnews, April, 1978.


_____. “Knockouts and Spellbinders Among a Wealth of Women’s Art Exhibits.” Washington Post, February 3, 1979.


Locke, Donald. “High-keyed Harmonies: Mildred Thompson at DeKalb College.” Creative Loafing, February 21, 1998.


Long, Richard. “African American Works on Paper from the Cochran Collection.” Texts by Judith Wilson, Camille Billops, and Robert Blackburn. LaGrange, GA: 1991.


Jütte, Gilla, Dorothea Eimert, Marie Genevieve Ripeau, Jerry Cullum. Mildred Thompson: A Life Long Exploration. Düren, Germany: Leopold Hoesch Museum and Schloss Burgau, 2009.


Messina, Melissa and Katie Pfohl. “With and Against the Grain: The Early Life and Art of Mildred Thompson,” Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain. New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Museum of Art, 2018.


Messina, Melissa. “Radiation Explorations and Magnetic Fields: Paintings by Mildred Thompson from the Early 1990s,” Mildred Thompson, Radiation Explorations and Magnetic Fields. New York, NY: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, 2018.


Oliver, Valerie Cassel, Sims, Lowery Stokes. Dziedzic, Erin ed. Messina, Melissa ed. Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kansas City, MI: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, October 24, 2017.


Peck, Madeleine. “Sister Circle: Thompson, Catlett and Lewis.” Art Papers, July/August 2004, 43.


Perry, Pam. "The Ear and the Eye Meet in the Work of Mildred Thompson." Creative Loafing, October 3, 1987.


Powell, Richard. Impressions/Expressions: Black American Graphics. New York, NY: Studio Museum in Harlem,1979.


Richter, Wolfgang. “Aus Bäumen werden Bilder.” Aachener Volkszeitung (Aachen), October 21, 1967.


_____. “Für mich ist Film Graphic.” Aachener Volkszeitung (Aachen), October, n.d.,1967.


_____. “Das Mädchen unter der Gasmaske.” Aachener Volkszeitung (Aachen), March 9, 1973.


Sanford, Harriet, ed. The Hourglass Project: A Women’s Vision. Atlanta, GA: Fulton County Arts Council, 2009.


Schworm, Leslie. “Mildred Thompson: Goethe Institute.” Art Papers, January/February 1988, 59-60.


Siegel, Kathran. Mildred Thompson: Deep Space. Jacksonville, FL: The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997.


Sims, Lowery. “Mildred Thompson: An Artist’s Odyssey,” Mildred Thompson, Radiation Explorations and Magnetic Fields. New York, NY: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, 2018.


Stein, Gisela. “Ruhe und Harmonie in Rot.“ Stadt und Land, Heimat-Nachrichten (Hamburg), April 23, 1965.


“Surrealistische Negerin.” Die Welt (Hamburg), June 4, 1959.


Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art. College Park, MD: David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, 2009.


Vigtel, Gudmund. 9 Women in Georgia: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Washington, D.C.: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1996.


Vigoda, Arlene. “Black Pride.” USA Today, October 17, 1994.



Selected Writing by Mildred Thompson (chronological):


“Mildred Thompson, Sculptor: Experiences of a Black Artist in Europe and the United States.” Black Art: An International Quarterly (Spring 1977).


“Memoirs of an Artist.” SAGE: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women, Vol. IV, No. 1 (Spring 1987): 42-43.


“Interview with Adrian Piper.” Art Papers, March/April 1988.


“Interview with Salomé.” Art Papers, January/February 1988.


“Introduction: Contemporary Black Artists.” Art Papers, July/August 1988.


“Interview with Meredith Monk and Nurit Tilles.” Art Papers, September/October 1988.


“Interview with Athena Tacha.” Art Papers, November/December 1989.


“Interview with Valerie Maynard.” Art Papers, July/August 1990.


“Interview with Wes Cochran.” Art Papers, September/October 1990.


“Hannah Höch in Berlin; an interview with Siegfried Kühl.” Art Papers, January/February 1991.


“Interview with Lois Mailou Jones.” Art Papers, September/October 1991.


“Interview with George Andrews.” Art Papers, September/October 1991.


“Interview with Wayne Kline.” Art Papers, March/April 1992.


“Interview with Guillermo Gomez-Peña.” Art Papers, January/February 1993; reproduced in Interventions and Provocations: Conversations on Art, Culture, and Resistance, edited by Glenn Harper. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1998.


“Interview with Harvey Littleton.”Art Papers, January/February 1994.