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Thomas Negovan


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Birth name
Thomas Joseph Negovan III

8 November 1971 (age 52) Chicago, Illinois, United States (

Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Writer, Orchestra director

Voice, 12-string guitar, harp guitar, piano

Associated acts
Three Years Ghost, Ver Sacrum

The Union of Hope and Sadness

Art rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock


Thomas Negovan (born November 8, 1971) is a writer, musician, and art historian who lives and works in Chicago. He was the frontman for the eclectic rock band Three Years Ghost, and regularly lectures on Art Nouveau and Weimar era Berlin cabaret.


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Negovan formed Three Years Ghost in 1995, with Mark Doroba (electric guitar, Enrique Vilaseco viola, and Alicia Cordoba Tait oboe. Negovan provided vocals, 12-string guitar, and orchestration. The band released one album, Sidhe, that year, and performed infrequently in the Chicago area until 2003. He has also worked with artists as disparate as members of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and R. Kelly and has recorded and performed under the ensemble name Ver Sacrum.


  • Sidhe (1995) (with Three Years Ghost)
  • "And Dream of Sheep" (1998) (featuring Susan Voelz of Poi Dog Pondering. On the compilation I Wanna Be Kate: the Songs of Kate Bush CD)
  • The Ballrooms of Mars (EP) (2004) (with Ver Sacrum)
  • Author

  • The Union of Hope and Sadness: The Art of Gail Potocki (2006) (with introduction by Jim Rose of The Jim Rose Circus)
  • An exploration of the Symbolist paintings of Gail Potocki; with more than 100 works represented and discussed, the 208 page hardcover book also includes essays from Richard Metzger, the host of BBC's Disinformation: the Series and neuroscientist Marina Korsakova-Kreyn, and portraits of Jim and Bébé Rose, Joe Coleman, Grant Morrison, and Claudio Carniero of Cirque du Soleil.

  • Grand Guignol: An Exhibition of Artworks Celebrating the Legendary Theater of Terror (2010)
  • "Features rare historical images (1895-1962) from the legendary Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, the Parisian theater which gained notoriety for lurid exhibitions of violence, death, and debauchery. Alongside these rare images are featured works by classic artists such as Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Adrien Barrére, Josef Engelhart, André Galland, and Josef Fenneker, plus works by contemporary artists Chris Mars, Dave McKean, Gail Potocki, Michael Zulli, and Malleus (many brand new and never before seen before the publication of this catalog). The accompanying text will guide you through the labyrinth of decadent imagery, shedding light on the beautiful depictions of mankind's most wanton desires."

    Century Guild

    Century Guild is Negovan's 1999-founded art gallery supplying art to consumers and representing exclusively artists Gail Potocki and Jeremy Bastian.


  • Chamber of Mystery: Witchcraft (2007) (Various artists and authors, with introduction by Dan Brereton featuring characters from the Nocturnals)
  • Reprints thirteen stories from classic 1950s horror comics, selected by Thomas Negovan.

  • Nocturnals Volume One: Black Planet and Other Stories (2007) (by Daniel Brereton)
  • Reprints the earliest of the Nocturnals comic stories, written and painted by Dan Brereton; introduction by Thomas Negovan.


    Thomas Negovan Wikipedia