Thomson was the illustrator on the book Iolaire Forth from the Wilderness in 1937. Thomson was personally commissioned to do work for the MOI by Edwin Embleton. Sometimes spelt A.R. Thompson, he designed posters for the ‘Make your money provide the driving power’ campaign for the GPO in 1943. He was a member of the London Sketch Club in the 1970s, by which point he was also a member of the RA.
Information collated from: Anyamountofbooks.com, ‘Authors I-J’, http://www.anyamountofbooks.com/i-j.html, accessed October 3 2003; Questionnaire submitted by Royall, K. to Embleton, E., Royall, K., ‘Posters of the Second World War: The Fourth Arm of British Defence’, Unpublished M.A., University of Westminster, 1991, p.123; Anonymous, ‘GPO Follows up Appeal to Public’, Advertiser’s Weekly, Vol. 121, No. 1,579, August 26 1943, p.264; Farman, J., ‘galleryonthegreen.co.uk’, http://www.galleryonthegreen.co.uk/mainfiles/sketch/history.htm, accessed October 3 2003