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John Leslie Thomson, 1850-1929

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1850
Place of Birth: Aberdeen
Date of Death: 1929
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John L. Thomson was in Trinity College Library, Cambridge, in 1885, and requested an invitation to Whistler's Ten O'Clock lecture.


John Leslie Thomson was predominantly a painter of landscapes and coastal scenes. He was a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours and exhibited in London from 1872. Influenced by the painters of the Barbizon School, especially Daubigny, he wrote to Henry Babington Smith requesting an invitation to Whistler's 10 o'clock lecture in March 1885 (#12581).

Bibliography: (accsesed 2004.09.21); Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J. and A. Greutzer (eds), The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.