William Thomson 1931- 2014
Connecticut artist, William Thomson, worked with an array of different media, and painted in realistic and sometimes intriguing haunting styles. His focus on nuances of color and paint applications enabled him to create powerful images form classical to abstract. Thought by many to be one of the most gifted living American artists, Thomson chose to live in obscurity and center his work to which he was so dedicated. with a career spanning more than 60 years, success and notoriety was never his goal, though he gained considerable, well- deserved critical acclaim in the 1960s, winning several competitions and receiving many awards for his artwork. the artist's paintings are included in numerous museum and university collections. Mr. Thomson unexpectedly passed last fall and greatly saddened his friends and admirers of his work.