THOMSON, Charles Lambert Colyn

1874 - 1926

Born at Thames Ditton, Surrey on 30 September 1874, eldest son and second child of Charles William Thomson, an army officer, and his wife Edith Maud Georgina née Campbell, who married at Kensington in 1866. In 1881, a 7 year old student living at Ipswich Road, Rushmere, near Ipswich with his parents, 38 year old Charles, born in London and 36 year old Edith, born at Madeira, with their three other children, Ivy Margaretta 11, Harry Michael 5 and Robert Alastair 1, and kept six domestic staff. Charles studied at Slade School of Art 1898-1901. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1897-1925 and exhibited from Belstead Lodge, Ipswich in 1898 four oils 'Ipswich from the Orwell', 'Meadows by Belstead Brook', 'Gravesend', 'A Garden Belstead' and a watercolour 'Ipswich Dock' and a regular exhibitors including in 1913 from 6 Sloane Square, London and in 1920 from the Bridge House, Grundisburgh, Ipswich including in 1923 five oils 'Miss Jocelyn Bridgeman', 'Gerald Porter, Esq.', 'Nathaniel Barnardiston, Esq.', 'Woodbridge from Kyson Point' and 'November Evening, Woodbridge' and later from The Clock House, Woodbridge, Suffolk. His two watercolours 'Woodbridge' and 'Woodbridge Mill' and an oil 'Grundisburgh' were shown at the centenary of the Club in 1974, he also exhibited at New Chenil Gallery; the International Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; London Salon; New English Art Club; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Academy; the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy from Ipswich in 1901 and London 1904. In 1911, an unmarried 37 year old artist living at Burgh Cottages, Burgh, near Woodbridge, Suffolk with a 48 year old housekeeper. He served as an officer in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Division 1915-1918. He died at Dorking, Surrey in 1926, aged 52, and buried at St Andrew's church, Rushmere near Ipswich.




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