Thom art specializes in depicting historical scenes for commercial patrons. His paintings depicting pharmacy and medicine history are especially detailed and thoroughly researched.
As an African-American female artist a century ago, Thom encountered numerous barriers in her career. To support herself while painting part time while earning money through teaching at Washington junior high schools, she started teaching art there as well.
Early Life and Education
Thom is an extremely accomplished artist in multiple media and genres. His aluminum, bronze and copper wall sculptures feature New Mexican themes; his paintings make use of thick oils with vigorous pigment application to add depth within simple compositions.
At Grip Limited Thomson was engaged in commercial art and engraving work such as posters for railways and hotels, mail-order catalogs, real estate brochures, labels, mail order catalogues, etc. He quickly took advantage of opportunities to paint outdoors in Toronto’s ravines and nearby countryside.
His early sketches, such as Drowned Land (1912-13) and Northern Lake (1912-13), do not demonstrate technical sophistication but show signs of progress. By 1916, he joined J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) and A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) on canoe trips to Algonquin Park where he began painting himself.
Thom works primarily in sculpture and painting with an original New Mexican theme. His aluminum, bronze and copper wall sculptures feature semi-precious stones; his paintings employ oils applied with equal enthusiasm as his sculpture.
He blends an eclectic American grotesque carnival with careful observation and deft skill, drawing inspiration from many traditions including James Ensor’s crowd scenes and Pieter Brueghel’s busy tableaux of peasants.
By 1915, Thomson had found his artistic voice. He quickly established a signature style of oil paintings featuring transient natural landscapes into full-fledged celebrations of them, quickly turning sketches of these fleeting scenes into paintings with effects adapted from styles like art nouveau and post-impressionism to produce monumental celebrations of land. These two practices reveal different sides to his artistic personality: sketching offers on-the-spot energy similar to that of lyric poetry while studio painting’s effects derived from styles like art nouveau and post impressionism provides more rigor akin to epic poetry.
Achievement and Honors
Thom has received multiple prizes and grants, such as an USA Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellowship. Additionally, he has shown extensively both within Australia and internationally – most recently at Carriageworks Eveleigh.
His work blends various artistic periods and cultural influences; for instance, his paintings of women employing classical poses of classical painters in order to reclaim agency for those who have been objectified and subjugated.
Dallas Market Center and ART have announced that design experts Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia will host the 31st annual ARTS Awards event during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January. This ceremony recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives in home furnishings industry. It will take place at Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Thom was raised in a household full of artistic individuals who taught him the joys of singing and playing musical instruments. After studying art at college he worked as both medical illustrator and regional history painter for several commercial clients such as Kimberly-Clark (his depictions depicting scenes from the history of printing), Illinois Bell and Michigan Bell.
After spending years creating stained glass pieces, Thom made the leap into less fragile mediums like bronze sculpture. He began combining beads and fabric, which opened up new artistic dimensions. Today he is highly sought-after artist creating three-dimensional works on an international level – and continues his representations of historically relevant events through playful interpretation with contemporary flair.
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The artist captures modern life with vivid satirical observations that are both immediate and timely, such as depicting American carnivalesque with wry humor and keen observation. His works echo James Ensor’s crowd scenes or Pieter Brueghel’s busy tableaux of peasants in history paintings such as these.
His family’s values have greatly shaped his outlook on life and the world, leading him to be an outspoken supporter of human rights at various events around the country and supporting organizations that assist those suffering from mental health problems or suicidality.