Ernest Thorne Thompson,, American goldsmith, painter, craft designer. With United States Air Force, 1951-1955.
Thompson,, Ernest Thorne was born on November 9, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Ernest Thorne and Florence Marie (Paulsen) Thompson.
Diploma in painting, Huguenot School, New Rochelle, New York, 1951;
diploma in silversmithing, Museum School, Boston, 1958.
Designer crafts, P.J. Gill & Sons, Woburn, Massachusetts, since 1956;
owner, Thompson Studio Inc., Damariscottia, Maine., 1970-1979;
department head j & s, Museum School, Boston, 1961-1972;
department head j & s, Portland School Art, Portland, Maine., 1970-1979. Member Society Arts & Crafts, DWSTE, Boston, 1959-1963. Consultant decorative arts Boston Museum Art., 1959-1972, Portland Museum Art, since 1970, various industry associations to decorative arts, since 1970.
With United States Air Force, 1951-1955.
Avocations: gardening, hiking, tennis, Japanese arts.
Married Evelyn D. Mitchell, June 16, 1956. 1 child, Heather D.