Alan James Thompson is one of the last remaining members of the traditional Lancashire school of painters which flowered around the achievements of LS Lowry.
Born in Hyde, he attended the Manchester College of Art where he studied under Harry Rutherford (with whom he later became friends) and Ian Grant, The influences of both artists are readily apparent in his work. Fellow pupils at the time included Geoffrey Key.A member of the Manchester Academy for many years, he has had a number of one-man and group exhibitions in London and the North West including major exhibitions at Gallery Oldham, Stockport Art Gallery and Salford Art Gallery and group shows with both Geoffrey Key and Trevor Grimshaw. For many years he exhibited at Manchester’s famed Tib Lane Gallery. He has had works selected for both the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy.