Thomas Michael Stephens

Born 1941 in Arkansas, USA.

Thomas Michael Stephens is a US American constructivist artist who, together with Jon Brees Thogmartin, founded the The Art Research Center (ARC) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Member of institution(s): Art Research Center (ARC)
Part of artist groups(s): ARC (Art Research Center)
Exhibitions organized: The Blueprint Exhibition

Studied art history and drama at the University of Kansas for four years. Subsequently, his interest focused on the Russian Constructivists, Bauhaus and De Stijl.

1963 Produced his first three-dimensional objects made of plastic, aluminium and steel.
1963 – 67 Travelled through the USA and Canada; met Naum Gabo and George Rickey among others.
1965 Founded the Art Research Center in Kansas City for architects, designers and fine artists.

[Source: Ex Machina – Frühe Computergrafik bis 1979. ...]