George Thomson

Canadian Listed Artist 1868 - 1965)
Titled Verso: "A Gentle Rain"
Oil on Canvas - ca. 1940
Signed by the Artist
H: 18 in. by W: 24 in.

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George Thomson

 


George Thomson

 

George Thomson

George Thomson Bio PicGeorge was born near Claremont, Ontario and grew up in Leith (near Owen Sound, Ontario). He studied art at the New York Art Students’ League. After which he went to work in Connecticut and painted there until 1926, at which time he moved back to the Owen Sound area and gained notoriety as an impressionist painter of Northern Ontario landscapes.

George, the older brother of Tom Thomson, was a very sincere artist and he called his work “conservatively modern”. He believed in the doctrine that every painter should develop his own art style according to the dictates of his temperament.

George was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Ontario Society of Artists and he exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy from 1918 to 1950, and with the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and in many other major cities in Canada and the United States. His work is in the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Morgan Gallery of Hartford, Connecticut as well as in many public and private collections world wide.

Until his death in 1965, at the age 97, George was still actively painting and was known at that time as “Canada’s oldest living artist.”

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