Henry Grinnell Thomson, 1850 - 1939
Lambert House, Wilton, c. 1905
Oil on canvas
Permanent collection, 2003.5
Henry Grinnell Thomson was a private student of the preeminent artist of the day, William Merritt Chase, and exhibited at the National Academy of Design. In 1885, at age 35, Thomson moved to pastoral Wilton, and it was here that his style evolved to an Impressionist approach. Other Connecticut residents were practicing Impressionist techniques, including Thomson's neighbors, J. Alden Weir and Willard Metcalf. Thomson subsequently became part of a group of artists who worked in Wilton and Norwalk, known as the Silvermine Guild, and exhibited with the Society of Independent Artists.
Lambert House was previously owned by descendants
of the Lambert family.