Olympics: Summer Olympics, 1948
Award: Gold medal
Alfred Reginald Thomson was not only a painter, but also the official artist for the Royal Air Force in England in the 1940s. Born in India, Thompson became interested in art after a career in developing commercial posters and murals. His painting The London Amateur Boxing Championship Held at the Royal Albert Hall was the last to win a gold medal for painting in the Olympic art competitions, which were abandoned after the 1948 London Games.