Francis John Lamoureux THOMPSON

Francis John Lamoureux THOMPSON
THOMSON F Lamoureux
exh 1907-1923

Francis Thompson's parents ran a draper's shop in Great Malvern, Worcs. His father died young and at the time of the 1901 census, young Frank was helping his mother in the shop, which also sold books and stationery.

It is not certain when he joined the FORBES SCHOOL, but he was part of the 1907 students' five-week holiday organised by Elizabeth Forbes, which was spent at Boleigh Farm in Lamorna. His work was exhibited at NAG in 1908, and he created Pisky's Pool for The Paper Chase - an arts periodical initiated by Elizabeth Forbes which was shortlived owing to her illness.

The artist listed addresses at Paul, Penzance (1907) and Newlyn (1910 and 1911). During this time he was teaching at Penzance Secondary School.

Thompson continued to exhibit using an address in Malvern until his premature death in 1923.




works and access

Works include: Study of Head (1908); The Straw Rick, Lamorna

Access to works: Pisky's Pool in The Paper Chase


Liverpool; RA 1907-23; NAG; L


Green Posing the Model

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p281); 

Johnson & Greutzner

NAG Sales record (see Hardie 2009 for repr)

The Paper Chase (Illus)

Tovey, David (2022) Lamorna - An Artistic, Social and Literary History - Volume I - Pre-1920, Wilson Books