Held AtGloucestershire Archives
Finding RefD12727
TitleAlfred Thornton of Painswick, landscape painter
DescriptionNotebook of Alfred Thornton, 1887-c.1921
Admin HistoryAlfred Thornton was born on 25 August 1863 in Delhi, India, the son of a civil servant. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1886, and after a short period in the Foreign Office while also studying at the Slade School, between 1888 and 1889, he then went to the Westminster School of Art, 1890-1892. He visited Le Pouldu in Brittany, France, with Arthur Studd in 1890, and returned to the Slade in 1893, before becoming associated with Walter Sickert in running an art school, 1893-1894; he also contributed to 'The Yellow Book'. He became a member of the New English Art Club in 1895 and served as its secretary from 1928 onwards; he was a member of the London Group from 1924, and president of the Cheltenham Group from 1926. He published 'The Diary of an Art Student of the Nineties' in 1938. Thornton lived in Bath from 1908 to 1920, and then in Painswick, where he died on 20 February 1939.
Custodial HistoryGiven by F D Littlewood, OBE, March 1964; transferred from Cheltenham Library, c.2007
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