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Sydney Thompson OBE (1877 - 1973)

Born at Oxford, Canterbury, on 24 January 1877, Sydney Lough Thompson initially worked on his father's sheep farm from 1891 to 1895 and then studied art at the Canterbury College School of Art under Petrus Van der Velden from 1895 to 1899. He spent a year at Heatherley's School of Art, London, and a further year at Julien's Academy, Paris, under Bouguereau, and remained in France till 1905 when he returned to New Zealand. He taught life drawing in Canterbury between 1907 and 1910 but left to paint in the South of France between 1911 and 1923. He was awarded a silver medal and honourable mention at the Paris Salon, 1922. After returning to New Zealand, Thompson was president of the Canterbury Society of Arts from 1935 to 1937 and was for a number of years a member of the Committee of Management of the National Art Gallery, Wellington. A retrospective exhibition was arranged by the Canterbury Art Society in 1961. In 1962 he again returned to France to paint. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1937. In a career that spanned seven decades, Sydney Thompson?s paintings, high in key and reflecting the influence of the early French Impressionists, are highly prized and he is well represented in public and private collections. (References include 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand)

 

 

"Milking"

Size: 380mm x 445mm

Medium: Oil

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B 1877 D 1973.SL Thompson..studied under Van der Velden,Went to Heatherley School of Fine Art in London.Studied at Julian Academy,Paris,This is quite a rare painting of a Brittany farmer doing the milking.


 

 

"Lott River in Flood, At Espalion, South France"

Size: 595mm x 490mm

Medium: Oil on canvas

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