Thomas Bonar Lyon
(1873 - 1955)
Thomas Bonar Lyon was active/lived in United Kingdom. Thomas Lyon is known for landscape paintings.
Biography Thomas Bonar Lyon
Known primarily as an Ayrshire painter, Bonar Lyon was born on 24th
January 1873 in Glasgow. He initially studied art at the Glasgow School
of Art, with further periods of study at the Royal College of Art in
London and later in France and Belgium. He taught at Irvine Royal
Academy and at Ayr Academy and was affiliated with the Royal Scottish
Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, The Glasgow Art Club
and the Ayr Sketch Club. Bonar Lyon held the view that the most
important function of the artist was to give pleasure to the viewer. He
was an admirer of the French Impressionists and his pictures show a
clear affinity with their work. See also lot 32.
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