Born in Oldham and essentially self-taught, John Thompson has garnered increasing national recognition. His work is widely collected both at home and abroad. He has had successful one man shows in Manchester and Dublin and in 2002 three of his paintings were purchased by the House of Lords in London and were hung in the Committee Rooms.
A book on his life and work – “Do you like ’em then” was published in March 2006 and he has been the subject of features on Channel 4 and Granada TV.
This recognition, particularly for his group portraits of working men, has taken time to develop, but is thoroughly deserved.