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George Thomson OSA (1868-1965)

George Thomson was born in Claremont, Ontario. His brother, Thomas, was the legendary Tom Thomson (1877-1917) who painted with members of the Group of Seven and came to a mysterious and untimely death on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in 1917. As brothers, Tom Thomson would have painted and talked with his brother George. George Thomson was a renown artist in his own right, however. He studied under F.V. DuMond, W.L. Lathrop and H.R. Poore. He exhibited at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and won a prize in 1915. The exhibitions were held at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. He also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. He is featured in Who’s Who 1933 as well as Art in Connecticut; the Impressionist Years. George Thomson was most prolific in the 1950s and 1960s in which his skill as an artist has waned considerably, early works such as this are far superior and rarely come onto the market. Thomson’s paintings are in numerous collections around the world.


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