J. Barry Thomson

Echinopsis, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Thomson photograph
Marked Down $275.00
Gallery Price $600.00
J. Barry Thomson
Gelatin silver print
39/ 100
Sight size
10 1/2" height X 15 1/2" width
"J. Barry Thomson" in graphite on viewer's lower right of window mat
Date of creation
Circa 1990
Mint ! Archival matting
Mat size
20" height X 24" width
About The Echinopsis

"Echinopsis is a large family of cacti native to South America (Argentian, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Eduador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), sometimes known as hedgehog cactus, sea-urchin cactus or East lily cactus.  

They grown in sandy soil or on the sides of hills in between crevices between rocks."  taken from Wikipedia has a large selection of Thomson's photographs.  Please contact us, should you want to acquire additional images.



About J. Barry Thomson

(Born 1948) A New Englander by birth, J. Barry Thomson began his career in photography while a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

A self-taught photographer, he has extensively photographed the landscapes of the Southwest and the Northeast, principally in Arizona, Vermont, Utah, Wyoming and Oregon.  Thomson published a book on his images of the Grand Canyon, titled The Enchanted Light published by the Museum of Northern Arizona Press in 1979.

Thomson's works are included in the following public collections:  Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts; Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ; St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts in Florida; the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Huntington Museum in San Marino, California.  Corporate collections hosting his photographs include the Bank of America, Banc One and American Express in Phoenix, Arizona; Amoco Oil in Houston, Texas and AMFAC's El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon.

Thomson completed a suite of photographs commissioned by the Phelps Dodge Corporation in Phoenix, AZ.  The resulting large format black and white images met the criteria of fine art, while depicting highly original and unorthodox aspects of copper mining.

Other Works By J. Barry Thomson:
  • Agave Ocahui, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Winter Grasses New Hampshire, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Indian Rice Grass, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Basilica Columns, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Arch, Saint Louis (south to north), Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Frozen Stream, N. H. , Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Aspen Forest, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Backlit Palm Frond, Phoenix, Photography by J. Barry Thomson
  • Copper Rod - Phelps Dodge, Photography by J. Barry Thomson







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