Although he passed in late 2014, the art and legacy of William Thomson endures during a retrospective.
A prolific painter and a fine person, William Thomson (1931-2014) took to heart the ways in which he communicated on canvas, and his memory and paintings are highlighted this month at Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. “He unleashed a power; an unseen energy pulsates throughout every landscape, figurative piece, and abstract,” the gallery recounts. “William Thomson was truly one of our great contemporary masters, and this exhibit is a stunner, evidence of his absolute excellence.”
William Thomson, “10th Tower,” encaustic on canvas, 35 x 30 in. (c) Bowersock Gallery 2015
William Thomson, “New England Cottage,” watercolor, 20 x 15 in. (c) Bowersock Gallery 2015
William Thomson, “Tattooed Man,” etching, 13 x 10 in. (c) Bowersock Gallery 2015
The retrospective will feature many of the artist’s familiar series, along with a few works that have never before been shown. Moreover, the Thomson’s ability to work in multiple mediums is showcased, as pieces in mixed media, acrylic, encaustic, tempera, oil, and watercolor will be on view.
“Retrospect: William Thomson, A Life of Beauty” opens on September 4.
To learn more, visit the Bowersock Gallery.
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