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Leslie Prince Thompson (1880-1963)

Leslie Prince Thompson was born in Medford, Massachusetts, and studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with Ernest Major and Edmund Tarbell. In turn, Thompson taught at the Museum School from 1913 until 1930, influencing a new generation of artists. He also taught outdoor painting during the summers at Ogunquit, Maine.

Thompson was identified as a member of the Boston School of painters that formed around the teachers Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson, something that marked him as "old hat" to the modernists, as a 1939 review of a show of his works in The Boston Herald pointed out.

Thompson lived at 140 Pleasant Street, Newton Centre, from 1943 until his death.