Thomas was born on August 20, 1868 in San Augustine, Texas; student at the Art Students League (1885-88) and at the Académie
Julien, Paris (1888-91); was a pupil of Jules Lefebre and Benjamin Constant; AM, Williams College, 1914; painted portraits
of prominent people; settled in La Crescenta, California; honorary mention (1895) and gold medal (1901 and 1904), Paris Salon;
awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, 1905; member, Paris Society of American Painters, Los Angeles Art Association, Pasadena
Art Society, and the Academy of Western Painters; he died in March 1956.
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