George Thomson, Canadian/American. 1868-1965.
George Thomson was born on February 10, 1868 at Claremont, Ontario. At the age of 38 he moved to New York City
to study at the Art Student's League. He spent two summers at the Lyme Artist's Colony in Connecticut where he
studied with Frank V. Dumond, W. L. Lathrop and H. R. Poore.
In 1908 he moved to Old Lyme, Connecticut and continued his association with the Artist's Colony there, and in
1911, he settled at New Haven, Connecticut where he became a member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. It was
in New Haven, Connecticut that he would spend the next sixteen years in close proximity to the influences and
stimulation of the Lyme Colony of Artists on the Connecticut River capturing many beautiful views of the
Connecticut landscape, such as this painting of a typical red barn in the early spring.
He became a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, where he won a prize in 1915 for one of his paintings.
Thomson also exhibited at the National Academy of Design, NYC and the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is
included in the collection of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT.
Credit: Falk: Who Was Who in American Art; AskArt
Signed and dated 1919 lower right.
Oil on wooden board. 10" x 14"
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