Thomas Colman Dibdin

Lisieux – The Artists – Dibdin, Thomas Colman

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who worked in Lisieux. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Thomas Colman Dibdin
Thomas Colman Dibdin

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Thomas Robert Colman Dibdin (1810 – 1893) was an English watercolour artist and teacher. Dibdin was born in Bletchworth, Surrey. He first worked in a post office. He became an artist at the age of 28 and he went to France, Germany and Belgium.

He also did paintings in Gibraltar and India although the latter was created in England based on detailed sketches. In 1845 he published a guide to watercolour painting.

Dibdin worked at Sydenham College later in life with his father in law. He died in Sydenham.

Click here to read Dibdin’s full bio on Wikipedia.

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1875 - Thomas Colman Dibdin - Repairing the Road, Gateway, Lisieux
1875 – Thomas Colman Dibdin – Repairing the Road, Gateway, Lisieux

Dibdin painted a lot in France, notably in Normandy. Here are the places he painted in (a link “” to his works will appear below when published):

Lisieux was (and is) a town that saw a good number of artists working there. It’s an old but well preserved town. Here are some of the artists that have come to apply their art in the town (a link, symbolized by a ““, to the artist’s works will appear when published. A “*” indicates that the artist did not work directly in Lisieux but instead worked outside of Lisieux in a nearby town).

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