Terrace Park Ohio Building Survey - Stan Thomson - Sculptor

Stan Thomson, at the age of 62 started a second career as a metal sculptor and painter and 1985 after retiring from R. A. Jones and Company, Inc. in Covington, Kentucky, which produces packaging machinery.

Thomson was director of sales in the United States, Mexico and Canada for R.A. Jones since 1957; at the same time he was a part time artist.  Thomson was born in Patterson, New Jersey in 1923 and spent his early childhood in Montclair, New Jersey.  In 1939-40 he attended Clark Prep School in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he took lessons in water-color painting from Paul Sample at Dartmouth College.  In 1942 he started studying mechanical engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and then transferred to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, after joining the Navy V-12 program.  He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1945.  He then served on a mine sweeper in the Pacific.

He left the service in 1946 and started as a draftsman for a consulting engineering company in New York City.  Then he sold packaging machinery in Hoboken and joined Continental Can Corporation in 1955.  In 1957 he moved to Cincinnati and took water-color lessons from Sanford Brooks, Phil Olmes, and Ed Whitney.  He studied welding with a welder at R. A. Jones, at the Ohio Mechanics Institute in 1973, and then at the Live Oakes Vocational School.

Thomson has had several hands-on exhibitions of his metal sculptures at Children’s Museum in Indianapolis in 1982, at the Art Association of Richmond, Indiana in 1984; at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1985, and at the Miami University Art Museum in Oxford, Ohio in 1986.

Stan was a long term resident on Douglas Avenue, Terrace Park.  He now shares his time between Legendary Run in Anderson Township, Ohio and the Foxfire Country Club in Naples, Florida.

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Stan Thompson is best known for his sculptures, many of which are displayed around Terrace Park.  The following is a sample of his work.

Stan Thomson Gallery