John Thompson was a painter from the United Kingdom. John Thompson is renown for his paintings of groups of people and landscapes.
John Thompson was born in the year 1924. The artist was self-taught. He learned how to paint by copying postcards and advertisements. His father was a builder often working on the railways.
The artist came from the working class. As the eldest son he was supposed to quit school as early as possible and take a job to help support the family.
Thompson worked in many jobs over four decades before deciding to become a full time professional artist at age 56.
Price range information: The artist worked in watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastels, and oils. Works range from €3,000 to €15,000.
The artist was based out of Manchester, England. He painted many landscapes around this location.
John Thompson passed away in 2011.
John Thompson’s style of working with groups of people reminds me British artist Julian Opie.
Another artist who comes to mind is Australia’s John Brack.
The genre itself is very interesting from a design standpoint. Some portraiture that includes drawing people from different angles. Also interesting patterns can be found in clothing, purses, pants, umbrellas, and office buildings.