Nigel Thomson | the artist

The artist Nigel Thomson
Born 1945, Sydney, Australia.
Died 1999, , .
Style and technique of the artist: Archibald Prize, Painting,

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The work of Nigel Thomson, when viewed retrospectively, shows a distinct and powerful style which speaks with a contemporary voice and follows several themes and contradictions...

Nigel Thomson had a reputation for shocking and controversial subjects. His Graeme Thorne series dealt with the kidnap and murder of the 8-year-old son of the family that won the first Opera House Lottery in 1960...

Nigel Thomson saw people for who and what they are. The Sydney-born painter, who died in 1999, not only created portraits that lucidly rendered a person's individualism, but he also painted fictional set-ups that sweetly suck at the perverse soul of contemporary humanity...