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Alfred Thomson

Full name: Alfred Reginald Thomson
Gender: Male
Born: December 10, 1894 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Died: October 27, 1979 in Chelsea, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Alfred Thomson was born deaf and attended the Royal School for the Deaf and Dumb. He studied at the Royal School of Art and became known as a portrait painter who was equally at home designing posters. During World War II he served as an official war artist painting scenes of military and civilian life in Great Britain. He won an Olympic gold medal in 1948 for his painting of boxers at the London Amateur Boxing Championships. This was the only time that a British painter was victorious in the Olympic arts competitions. Thomson was also adept at creating murals and as a caricaturist.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 53 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 53 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings 1 London Amateur Championships
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