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Born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England in 1944

Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA



1968  Higher Diploma in Art, Chelsea School of Art, London

1963 - 66  Central School of Art, London (B.A.)
1962 -
 63  Brighton College of Art (Foundation Year) 




1982  National Endowment for the Arts
1965  Individual Artist's Fellowship, Washington DC Phoebe Llewelyn Smith prize for Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2022   "Autumn - aki" S.E.A. + Kylin Gallery, Bevery Hills, CA

2013  "Beehive” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 

2007   Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004  "New Paintings" Rumba, Santa Monica, CA 

1999   Hiromi Paper International, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 

1997   Deanna Izen Miller Gallery, Venice, CA 

1995   Deanna Miller Fine Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 

1992   Valerie Miller Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
           Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA 


1991   Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA 

1989   Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

 .         Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach, CA 

1988   Royce Gallery, Miami, Florida 

1987   Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA


           Irene Drori Inc., Los Angeles, CA 

1985   Ochi Gallery, Boise, Idaho MGM Commissary, Culver City, CA 

1982   Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA 

1981   West Beach Cafe, Venice, CA

           Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1980   Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1979   Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 - 2023  "WINTER - 冬 fuyu" Holiday group exhibition, S.E.A.'s collaboration with Gallery 612, Santa Monica, CA


2022   "On the Edge,” LA Art 1970s-1990s from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection, Armenian Museum of America, Boston, MA  (June 16-November 30)

           "Generations”, The Brand Library, Glendale, CA  

2015   "Small Works Show", Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 


2016   "Small Works Show", Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 

2013   "3”, Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Los Angeles, CA

2012   "December Group Show", Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 

2011   "Entering Abstraction” Painting, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

            Art Seen Gallery Opening Show, Los Angeles, CA 

2010   "Britweek”, Chryssanthou Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2008   "Driven to Abstraction ll”, Abstract Painting in Southern California in the 1980s curated by Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

          "It’s Gouache and Gouache only”, Andrea Meislin Gallery, Chelsea, New York

           "California Dreamin", Nu’uanu Gallery, Honolulu, HI 

2006 - 2007   "Master Printers”, Ed Hamilton Press, Curated by Jean Clad, Project Room, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA 


            "Modernism Today", Bradley Terminal LAX, Los Angeles, CA

2006   "All in the Family”, George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA

           "Art of Japanese Paper making”, Japanese American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.  

2005    "Hand-Pulled” Hamilton Press, Group Show Prints from Josephine Press, Santa Monica, CA

2004    10th Annual Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            "3 Painters", I - 5 Gallery, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

            "Nine”, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA

            "Masters of Venice”, 6 1/2 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA including Moses, LJ Dill, Bengston, Evans. 

2003    "Cross Currents” Two Person Show at Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.


            "Tinseltown”, Group Show, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA 

            "Black and White,” Group Show, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

2000    "The New Minimalism", Gensler & Associates, Santa Monica, CA


            "Update 2000", Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA 

1999    "Screens & Totems", Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica CA 

1998     "Coastal Abstractions Transcendence", California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


             "Thornycroft and Levin", Toomey/Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

             "Faculty Show, S.M.C.D.A.A.", Gallery 258, Los Angeles, CA 

1997    "Women’s Work”, Alexis Deutsch, Santa Monica, CA

             "Forms of Abstraction”, Deanna Izen Miller Gallery, Venice, CA 

1996     "L.A. Current: The Full Spectrum”, UCLA/Hammer Museum Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             "L.A. Current: The Female Perspective”, UCLA Hammer Museum Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1995      "4”, L.J. Dill, Herms, Katselas, & Thornycroft, Gallery 258, Los Angeles, CA

              "L.A. Current: Works on Paper,” UCLA/Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1992      "Moves West”, Gensler & Associates, Santa Monica, CA 

1991     "Retrospective/Prospective”, Art Rental Gallery, L.A.C.M.A. Los Angeles, CA

1989       L.J.B. Gallery, Newport Beach, CA 

1988       Two person, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho


               Thornycroft and M. Hayden at Bistango, Irvine, CA

              "Art for All Seasons”, Gensler & Associates, Century City, CA

              "10th Anniversary Exhibit, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA 

1987      "Explorations 11”, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA Group Show, I.S.D. Inc., Los Angeles, CA 


1985     "Two Person Show", Pink’s Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

              "Printed in California”, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


               "The First Show”, Doolittle Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 


1984     The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

             Contemporary Watercolors, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


             Olympic Show, L.A.C.M.A. Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


             Contemporary Printmaking; College of the Mainland, Texas 


1983    The Nancy Yewell Collection, Baxter Art Gallery, Caltech, Pasadena, CA


            Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin (catalogue) L.A. Pattern Painters, ARCO Center for Visual Art, LA, CA 


1982    Selections from the Collection of Security Pacific Bank at the Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Hollywood,  Carson/Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO

             The Michael & Dorothy Blankfort Collection, L.A.C.M.A. Los Angeles, CA

            "Drawings by Painters”, Long Beach Museum of Art, curated by Richard Armstrong, Long Beach, CA


1981    "Two Person Show", Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA 


1980    "Venice, California”, Palos Verdes Community Arts Assoc. Palos Verdes, CA 


1978    "Traditions/Five Painters”, Artist’s Space, New York City, NY

             "Group Show" Linda Cathcart (catalog) Rental Gallery, L.A.C.M.A. Los Angeles, CA 


Bibliography & Publications


“Women In Art”, Volume 2, Selected Works of Contemporary Female Artists. Edited by Reinhard Fuchs, published 2013


October 1, 2012, New York Magazine, Kelly Wearstler Renovates Tribeca Triplex Photo of Sankhara V, 1987 10/1 Winter Issue

November 2010: The California/International Arts Foundation’s new encyclopedia

"L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980" (compiled by Lyn Kienholz ) Art ltd. December 2008

Painting in Southern California, the 1980’s Driven to Abstraction ll, by Peter Frank Lifescapes, November 2006


”Culver City: Chelsea West?”, photo of painting Page 30 L.A. Weekly, August 31, 2006


Pick of the Week Hamilton Press Editions. Lithographs 1998 - 2005

California Homes, May/June 2003, Vol.7


#3:Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates. photo p.131 Better Homes & Gardens, June 2003


The Blanchard-Becker House, photo of painting, Veranda, May 2002


The Kreiss House, photo of painting Lombino, Mary-Kay, "Ann Thornycroft at Deanna Izen Miller Gallery", Artweek, December 1997.


Barnes, Molly, “Ann Thornycroft”, Venice Magazine, February 1992


McDonald, Robert, “The Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1987


"Explorations 11”, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, catalogue VeniceArt Walk, Evening Outlook, May 27, 1986


Gardner, Colin, “The Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, July 26, 1985

Geldzahler, Henry, “California as Art World Capital”, California Magazine, April 1984

Harrington, Bev, “Contemporary Images in Watercolor, 1983”, (catalog)

Ballatore, Sandy, “Los Angeles Pattern Painters”, ARCO (catalog)

Muchnic, Suzanne, “The Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, November 13, 1981

Art in America, May 1981, page 43, illustration

Wilson, William, “The Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, February 1980

Wilson, William, “The Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 1979

Cathcart, Linda, “Traditions/Five Painters”, Ann Thornycroft, 1978, (catalog)

Smith, Michael, Baxter Art Gallery, Caltech, 1977 (catalog)



Selected Public Collections

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, estate of Judd Hammeck

The Blankfort Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho 

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Disney Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Western Asset Management, São Paulo, Brazil
Yukevich, Calfot & CavanaughKorn/Ferry International ARCO Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Ashton Tate, Torrance, CA
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA

The Bren Company, Irvine, CA
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, Los Angeles, CA

Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA

Children's Hospital, Orange County, CA
Century Cable, Los Angeles, CA
Computer Science Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Equitable Life, Los Angeles, CA
Financial News Network
Gibraltar Savings, Los Angeles, CA
GTE Headquarters, Thousand Oaks, CA
Hallmark, Kansas City, MO
Hillman Properties, Irvine, CA
Hofstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley, Los Angeles, CA
Home Box Office, New York
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA 
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, U.K.
Marshall Fields, Chicago, Ill.
McKenna, Conner & Cuneo, Los Angeles, CA
Mercedes Benz, Las Vegas, NV
New World Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
The Northern Group, Seattle, WA
Pep Boys, Los Angeles, CA
Pepsico, New York
Plymouth City Art Gallery, Plymouth, U.K.
Portsmouth City Art Gallery, Portsmouth U.K.
Price Waterhouse, Los Angeles, CA
Robinsons, Santa Monica, CA
Royal Caribbean, Miami, FL
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Sitmar Star Princess, Dawn Princess & Crown Princess, Florida
Transamerica, Los Angeles, CA
20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA
Vesti Trust International, Boston, MA
Weisberg & Aronson, Los Angeles, CA
Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA
Westin Hotel, San Francisco Airport
Arthur Young
Fidelity National Title, Irvine
Tokyo Park Tower, Tokyo, Japan
Four Seasons Hotels, Newport Beach, CA and other locations. 
UCLA Medical Art Association, Center for Advanced Surgery & Interventional Techniques & Robotics Surgery Center/Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Los Angeles, CA

*Many Other Public & Private Collections

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