Edmund Thompson

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Edmund Charles Thompson
MBE
Born (1898-05-09)9 May 1898
Belfast, United Kingdom
Died 20 August 1961(1961-08-20) (aged 63)
Nationality English
Occupation Sculptor
Style Art deco
Parent(s) Edmund T. Thompson
Night
Day

Edmund Charles Thompson MBE (9 May 1898, Belfast – 20 August 1961[1]) was an English sculptor, active in Liverpool between the First and Second World War. The son of sculptor Edmund T. Thompson, he worked in the art deco style and was an admirer of Eric Gill.

He worked closely with the architect Herbert James Rowse on many of the latter's buildings, and on civic projects. His work is featured in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (gilded reliefs of Apollo, on the landings) and at the portal of the Queensway Tunnel (basalt statues of 'Day' and 'Night'). He was sometimes assisted by George Capstick.[1]

He was made MBE in 1959.

A selection of his works, in the possession of his family, were featured on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow programme on 21 October 2012, accompanied by his daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Edmund Charles Thompson". Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 22 October 2012.