Thompson, Walter W.
(1882-1972)
“The Way Over”

Artist Biography

Walter Whitcomb Thompson (1882-1948) was a native of South Carolina. He studied at the University of Florida and at the New School of Design in Boston. Thompson was a member of the American Artists Professional League, Carolina Art Association, Georgia Art Association, North Shore Art Association, Savannah, GA Arts Club, and Sumter, SC Art Association. He was a co-founder and director of the Beaufort, SC Art Colony, director of the Beaufort, SC Art School, as well as a teacher in the Beaufort, SC public school system. He exhibited at Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA, Telfair Academy of Art, Savannah, GA, Savannah Arts Club, as well as in prominent New York City galleries such as Ainslie, Milch, and Macbeth Galleries.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Walter W.
Artist Last Name Thompson
Artist's Dates 1882-1972
Materials oil on canvas
Markings signed lower left, signed, titled and dated 1928 verso, Charleston Renaissance Gallery label verso
Size 25" x 30"
Price contact gallery
Comments This painting is in excellent condition in a hand carved gold frame, also in excellent condition. Walter Whitcomb Thompson (1882-1948) was a native of South Carolina. He studied at the University of Florida and at the New School of Design in Boston. Thompson was a member of the American Artists Professional League, Carolina Art Association, Georgia Art Association, North Shore Art Association, Savannah, GA Arts Club, and Sumter, SC Art Association. He was a co-founder and director of the Beaufort, SC Art Colony, director of the Beaufort, SC Art School, as well as a teacher in the Beaufort, SC public school system. He exhibited at Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA, Telfair Academy of Art, Savannah, GA, Savannah Arts Club, as well as in prominent New York City galleries such as Ainslie, Milch, and Macbeth Galleries.