Thompson, Ellery (1899-1988) USA (1)

Catégorie : PEINTRES

ThompsonEV Born in Mystic in 1899, Ellery Thompson was a dragger boat captain in and around New London for half a century, as well as a storyteller, author, and painter. He died in 1988. Thompson was profiled in The New Yorker in a two-part piece by Joseph Mitchell, January 4 and 11, 1947. Mitchell wrote:

"Ellery--he says he is called Captain Thompson or Mr. Thompson only by people who want to get something out of him--is captain and owner of the gasoline dragger Eleanor.... He is also a self-taught oil painter.... His paintings, most of which are marines, hang in fishermen's homes and dockside saloons all over eastern Connecticut.*


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