New Orleans artist Philip Thompson has studied drawing and painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts since the mid-1980s. In 1990, he won the Academy’s Stuempfig Award for excellence. As a member of Pone Aliquid, Philip meets regularly with a group of artists to study figure drawing, landscape and portrait painting. He has shown his paintings at the Dante Street Deli, Crescent City Brew House, Elizabeth’s Restaurant, Coliseum Square Home Tour, Bayou St. John Gallery, and The Academy Gallery. His work is permanently on display at the New Orleans Conservation Guild and the Bywater Art Market. Thompson paints in oils, both polychrome and monochrome (sepia). Although he paints landscapes (especially beaches), still-life, and figures, he is particularly interested in the houses, buildings and bridges of New Orleans. Throughout his artistic career, Thompson has benefited from the encouragement and instruction of his teacher and mentor, Dell Weller. In addition to his interest in art, Philip has a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Tulane University. He has published a book entitled Tckanto, A Maya Town in Colonial Yucatan (1999).