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Biography for Ken Thompson

Kenneth M. Thompson holds a Master of Liberal Studies in sculpture from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Siena Heights College, Adrian, Michigan. Ken has been making sculpture for over twenty-five years out of his car dealership turned studio in Blissfield, Michigan. From this facility, he and his four employees also operate Flatlanders Sculpture Supply and Art Galleries. Ken is well versed in bronze casting and metal fabrication but prefers stone carving.

The major focus of Ken’s work for the last nine years has been on large scale public sculpture with commissions such as Reclamation Archway for Blue Cross/Blue shield in Detroit, the Peace Arch for the City of Toledo in honor of the veterans of Vietnam War. Other large commissions include works at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, Children’s Park in Toledo, OH, Copley Chapel at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo, OH, the LCVA Millennium Project in Adrian, MI, St. Patrick of Bryan, OH, the City of Saugatuck, MI, the Dominican Motherhouse in Adrian, MI and the Ancient order of Hibernian’s Memorial to the Irish Potato Famine. Work is currently in progress for Florida Atlantic University, Port St. Lucie, FL, Prince of Peace Church, West Bloomfield, MI and the Dana Corporation Engineering Center, Maumee, OH.

In addition to making large scale sculpture, Ken enjoys doing smaller scale work for gallery exhibitions. He has ten one person shows and numerous group exhibitions to his credit.

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