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Doctor of Fine Arts

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Cell: 843-450-3555
915 West Broadway
The Original Broadway At:
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Jack Thompson began taking picture of Myrtle Beach, SC in 1951 when he was 13. He is considered the keeper of the Grand Strand's photographic history. A sample of his extensive pictorial collection is documented in his most recent book "Memories of Myrtle Beach." Thompson, who grew up in Greenville, SC, graduated with honors from Myrtle Beach High School in 1954. He went on to found Myrtle Beach's first news magazine, "Insight into the Grand Strand," followed by the area's debut golf magazine, "Grand Strand Golfer." Other books he wrote and photographed include "Reflections in Time" and "Growing Up with Shoeless Joe," co-authored with his brother, Joe Thompson. He has held numerous exhibitions of his work, including "Photographic Reflections of Old Myrtle Beach" at Coastal Carolina University's Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery. He also chaired the All Aboard Committee, credited with restoring the old Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Thompson works from his downtown studio, Jack Thompson Studios in Myrtle Beach.

Jack Thompson Signature