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Ernest Thorne Thompson, Edit Profile

painter , goldsmith , craft designer

Ernest Thorne Thompson,, American goldsmith, painter, craft designer. With United States Air Force, 1951-1955.

Background

Thompson,, Ernest Thorne was born on November 9, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Ernest Thorne and Florence Marie (Paulsen) Thompson.

Education

Diploma in painting, Huguenot School, New Rochelle, New York, 1951. Diploma in silversmithing, Museum School, Boston, 1958.

Career

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.

Membership

With United States Air Force, 1951-1955.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, hiking, tennis, Japanese arts.

Connections

Married Evelyn D. Mitchell, June 16, 1956. 1 child, Heather D.

father:
Ernest Thorne Thompson,

mother:
Florence Marie (Paulsen) Thompson,

spouse:
Evelyn D. Mitchell

child:
Heather D. Thompson,