Gloucestershire Echo (26/Apr/1933) - Language in Pictures
- article: Language in Pictures
- newspaper: Gloucestershire Echo (26/Apr/1933)
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Thomson
- The artist mentioned in the article is Alfred Thomson (1894–1979). Another newspaper report from the time stated that the painting "shows our ablest film director dramatically placed in studio surroundings."
LANGUAGE IN PICTURES
A deaf and dumb artist, Mr. A.R. Thomson, executed the excellent portrait of Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, the film producer, which will be seen in this year's Royal Academy. An interesting sidelight on the work is that artist and sitter conversed, during their "sessions" together, by means of little drawings. Mr. Thomson illustrated the pose he wanted by this means, and his sitter, entering into the spirit of the "conversation," provided quite a series of small sketches.