George THOMSON 1860–1939
Painter and teacher. Born 2 April 1860 at Towie, Aberdeenshire. Began as an architect in Glasgow. Entered the R.A. Schools 1882 and exhibited at the R.A. 1886–1934. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1891. Art critic to the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette. Lecturer in Perspective at the Slade School 1895–1914; Head of the Art Department at Bedford College, London University, from 1899 until his retirement in 1914, when he went to live at Samer, Pas-de-Calais. Carried out research in the techniques of the Old Masters. A retrospective exhibition was held at Colnaghi's 1927. Died 22 March 1939 at Boulogne, France.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II