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Sir Percy Edward Thomas (1883–1969), PRIBA

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Sir Percy Thomas (1883–1969) was only the second president to serve two terms (1935–1937 and 1943–1946). In his work he personified the translation of traditional architecture into contemporary terms. Civic centres were to play a major role in his work, beginning with the Cardiff Technical Institute (1911; now part of the University of Wales).

The Royal Institute of British Architects



Sir Percy Edward Thomas (1883–1969), PRIBA




oil on canvas


H 91.3 x W 71.5 cm

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commissioned by the RIBA, c.1937

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