THOMPSON, David Michael

1929 - ?

Born at Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire in 1929, his mother's maiden name was Morgan. He had some 40 years working experience as a writer, broadcaster and film-maker on visual arts subjects, latterly taking up painting. Art critic of 'The Times' for seven years, director of the Institute of Comtemporary Arts, associate editor of 'Studio
International' and chairman of the Arts Council's exhibition committee. Without any formal art training, he began painting in 1985 whilst living at Sizewell, Suffolk. He paints mainly Suffolk seas and scenery and has exhibited regularly with Clock House, The Suffolk Group and the Ipswich Art Society, for which he was chairman for some three years, and Southwold Art Circle. He also curated the Space Exhibition at Aldeburgh Festival in 1990, the tribute to Elinor Bellingham Smith [q.v.]. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Fynn Toft, Playford, Ipswich in 1990, four pictures 'Family Holiday', 'Summer', 'Freda Dowie as 'Antigone'' and 'On Sizewell Beach' and a regular exhibitor including 'Cliff Cottage, Dunwich', 'Steps to the Beach' and 'Rooks in the Evening' in 1997. Has had solo exhibitions at Gallery 44, Aldeburgh; Halesworth Gallery and Denis Taplin Gallery, Woodbridge. David has his studio at Hollies, Love Lane, Westleton, Suffolk and published 'Harry Becker' 2002.

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