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elyria , Ohio - United States
Mixed Media & Collage - Abstract

Biography – Richard Thomson

Richard Thomson was born in Libertyville, Illinois in 1954. Without the benefit of a formal education, he has established himself as one of the Midwest’s most prolific assemblage sculptors and found object jewelers. Self-taught in all mediums, including oil paint on canvas, stone, brick, wood, and metals, Richard attributes his artistic inclinations and influences to the “men and women in my life”, the artists and tradesmen, the crafters and designers. “Through the years, you have provided me with all the tools, materials, and the visual appreciation I needed to find my voice.”

Richard traveled around the world as a prominent hair designer and artistic trainer for over 25 years. Richard became a full-time artist with a wide variety of subject matter.

Richard’s found object jewelry brings together the assemblage arts with aggressive design concepts. Every piece is designed and handcrafted to enhance lost and forgotten items. His shrines, altars...
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