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Sydney Lough Thompson, 'Last rays, cale de la criee, Concarneau'

Sydney Lough Thompson, 'Last rays, cale de la criee, Concarneau'

Sydney Lough Thompson painted this oil in 1923 when he was living at Concarneau, a fishing port and artists' colony in Brittany, north-east France. Thompson divided his time between Concarneau and shorter stays back in New Zealand. At Concarneau he focused on portraying the activities of the fishermen, whom he painted in a style derived from French impressionism. Thompson retained connections with the New Zealand art community, and provided younger painters with both a model of professionalism and an example in the use of bright colours and strong brushwork.

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Reference: 1936-0012-180
Oil on canvas by Sydney Lough Thompson

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Painting - Problems of isolation, 1900 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/45881/sydney-lough-thompson-last-rays-cale-de-la-criee-concarneau (accessed 24 June 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014