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Welcome to Capes Dunn, Manchester's premier auctioneers having been established since 1826. Please click the video to learn a little more about our company and what services we provide. We are Fine Art & Antiques auctioneers who host fortnightly Interiors, Vintage & Modern auctions, and Specialist Antique auctions. We cover many disciplines with details on the 'Departments" page. If you have any enquiries please contact our offices for further details.

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We are pleased to announce in our Northern Artist and 20th Century Art Auction, Tuesday 18th October, 6.30pm, we will have eight pieces by Ian Thompson.

Ian Thompson was born 1937 in Manchester. He taught in comprehensive schools in Preston where he worked in three dimensional design and art and then was in a Head of Department role. He became Director of the School of Creative Arts in Education in the Birmingham Polytechnic Faculty of Education. In 1987 he became a full time artist. He was elected President of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 1997-2003.

In 1996 Thompson was elected Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Examples of his work, including sculpture in steel and various hardwoods, paintings, textiles and stained glass, are in various collections throughout the UK. Municipal galleries in Blackburn and Southport own his work, a painting in oils and a steel Pelican sculpture respectively. A large steel sculpture of the Trinity was purchased for an episcopal church in San Francisco. He has created altar frontals in churches in Lancashire. He exhibits frequently in the Manchester Area and has exhibited in Yorkshire, Bury and Conway. He exhibits at Leeds Gallery, works including Ecco Homo, Apollo and March Hare. His 'Pelican and Young' 1991 is in the collection at Atkinson Art Gallery Southport, his 'Crown of Thorns' 1999 was commissioned for The Paris Church of Saint Cross with Sain Paul in Clayton, Manchester. His work is also in private collections across the country.

Ian Thompson Artist

Forthcoming Sales & Valuation Days

All specialist sales start at 11.00am and 6.30pm for Northern Art

2nd February - Valuation Day - 10.30am to 4.00pm

13th February - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction at 11.00am
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14th February - Antique Furniture & Traditional Paintings Auction at 11.00am
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16th February - Valuation Day - 10.30am to 4.00pm

27th February - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction at 11.00am

28th February - Collectables with Toys Auction at 11.00am

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