SIMPSON, Thomas [Tom]

c.1846 - c.1926

Born in the city of London about 1846, son of William Simpson, a cane maker, and his wife Ruth. He married at Wandsworth, London in 1889, Mary Katherine Russell. In 1901, a 54 year old artist in watercolour living at Layer Breton Lodge, Kelvedon, Essex with his 36 year old wife Mary and their 7 year old daughter Marjorie, born Battersea, London. As Tom Simpson, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1901-1915 and exhibited from Layer Breton in 1901 eight watercolours 'Changing Patterns', 'An Essex Homeland', 'On the Hythe, Maldon', 'The Street, Cley', 'Pea Pickers', 'Goldhanger Old Rectory', 'The Avenue Goldhanger' and 'At Blakeney Quay' and exhibited in subsequent years and in 1916 exhibited ten works 'Autumn Tints', 'Llandrindod Weels, Mid Wales', 'Fishing Boats and Nets Drying', 'Mauve Anemones', 'Mauve and White Anemones', 'Exterior, Barn Cottage, Wales', 'Oriental Poppies, Red and Terra Cotta', 'Wooded Landscape, Mid Wales', 'Oriental Poppies' and 'At the Meadow Gate'. He also exhibited at Dudley Gallery, Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, London Salon, New English Art Club, where he showed 'From Southwold Pier, The Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, where he showed views at Walberswick, and London Walker's Gallery. He and his wife were still living at Layer Breton Lodge in 1911 and where he was a churchwarden of Layer Breton and painted a watercolour of the old church in 1909. He probably died at Bordighera, Italy in 1926, age given as 82.






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