img777 with blackMemories & Milestones

Poems & Paintings by Irwin E. Thompson

About the Author

Dr. Thompson has published many articles in the medical literature during almost three decades as a member of the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School and as medical director of Boston IVF prior to his retirement. During the last two decades, he has resurrected his interest in the creative arts and has published a number of poems, while also exhibiting his paintings in and around Boston, MA.

Born in Scotland, he grew up exploring the mountains and moors of his native land. This collection of poems and paintings is deeply personal: a selection based on his interests in themes of the origins of life on this planet, related natural phenomena and the ecological impact of Homo sapiens. Included also are works derived from personal experiences of the vicissitudes of our own existence and how we react to them.


Cover painting: Memories & Milestones (2007) by Irwin E. Thompson, oil, mixed media on canvas

Memories & Milestones was recently featured in The Boston Globe. Read the article online.


Dear Irwin,

We just received your CD.  Nicole and we have dropped everything we were doing to share this rare moment in your company.  We were impressed by the quality of the colors (much better than the printed stuff) and of course your unique way of pictorial soul searching, illuminated by your wandering ever so original thoughts.  Félicitations : you are indeed a true artist !  You have passed the wall that has kept us doodidlers from achieving even the smallest stature among your kind : those searching truely for light,colour and meaning – and finding it within the realm of their achievements!


With our very best wishes for a successful continuation, health, well earned fame, for Rusty above all and all the brave Scots.

As ever,