Thomas McEwan was a Glasgow figure painter.
In 1883 he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours. He was an active exhibitor, showing at the above institution as well as at the Royal Academy, Dowdeswell Galleries, Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery.
McEwan was among those Glasgow painters who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).
Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; McEwan, Peter, J. M., Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994.