Alfred Reginald Thomson: Drapery study - on Art WW I



Alfred Reginald Thomson:
Drapery study

Unmounted (ref: 5094)

Pen and ink on grey paper with white, brown and black chalk highlights, 15 x 11 in. (38.2 x 28 cm.)

Tags: Alfred Reginald Thomson chalk ink pen and ink

Alfred Reginald Thomson was a portrait, figure and decorative painter, born in Bangalore, India. After attending the Royal School for the Deaf and Dumb, Margate, A.R.Thomson studied at the London School of Art, Kensington, then began exhibiting at the RA from 1920. He was elected RA in 1945, after several years as an Official War Artist with the Royal Air Force. Thompson was a mainstream portrait painter of sensitivity, whose works were a feature of the RA and RP shows for many years. He completed murals for the Science Museum, London, and Birmingham Dental Hospital and painted many royal and official portraits. The Tate and provincial galleries hold his work.

We are grateful to David Buckman for the above note.

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