THOMPSON, Dorothy (nee Abbott) Of Lincoln, MA, passed away on May 16, 2012, after a brief illness. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she attended Carleton College and the Art Students League of New York. In 1942 she married Lawrence Evans Thompson, then a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and later professor of business administration at Harvard University. In 1960 they moved to Lincoln, where she lived with her family for 52 years. A gifted artist, curator, and art historian, she was an expert on Boston Expressionism and curated a major retrospective of the work of Hyman Bloom in 1996. She was affiliated with several area museums over the years, including the deCordova Museum, the Danforth Museum of Art, and the Concord Art Association, where she curated numerous print and painting exhibitions. A retrospective of her own work, 1970-2010, was held at the Concord Art Association in 2010. She is survived by her son Elliott and his wife, Dorothy Barr; her daughter Christina and her husband, Tauwhitu Parangi; and her grandchildren, Rachel Massey, Susannah and Katherine Thompson, and Aperahama, Matiu, and Daniel Parangi. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Concord Art Assoc. 37 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742. Family services were held. To share a memory, leave a condolence or view obituary visit: www.concordfuneral.com Concord Funeral Home Concord, MA 978/369-3388
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Published in The Boston Globe on May 20, 2012