Oil On Canvas
Signed Lower Right - Titled au verso
Sight - 19.5 ins x 15.5 ins (49.53 cm x 39.37 cm)
Damkjar - Burton Gallery
William Robinson Thomson
(1926 – 1988 CAD / UK) R.B.A., A.R.C.A.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario. His father, Frank Clifford Thomson, was an insurance broker and Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Hamilton Life Infantry, who was awarded the Military Cross during WW1.
After studying at Hillfield School, Upper Canada College, Toronto and McMaster University, he served with the RCNVR from 1943 to 1945. He graduated from Ontario College of Art with the Governor General's 'Gold Medal' in 1947—having studied under the artist, John Alfsen.
Thomson was 21 when he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy Schools, London. He then transferred to the Royal College of Art, where his teachers included Francis Bacon, Rodrigo Moynihan and Robert Buhler, graduating in 1952. In 1953, he worked at his painting, took portrait commissions, plus a mural commission from the Johnson-Matthey Corporation, and exhibited pictures in mixed shows around the country, working towards his own view of the world, with particular interest in the human form.
Thomson was one of the founding members of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS).
In 1953, he gained his first teaching post at Heatherley School of Art. In 1957, Oskar Kokoschka, invited him to study at the Salzburg Summer School, where he went on to teach as one of four assistants until the school ended in 1963. In 1964, he became a senior lecturer in drawing and painting at Maidstone College of Art, Kent. Thomson went on to teach at Central School of Art and Design, London, where he maintained a life class until 1986.
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Oil On Canvas
Signed Lower Right - Titled au verso
Sight - 19.5 ins x 15.5 ins (49.53 cm x 39.37 cm)
Damkjar - Burton Gallery
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