Thomas Sherwood La Fontaine was born in 1915 and was a painter of portraits and animals. He studied at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art during the 1940s-1950s. His teachers, whilst there, included Harry Watson and Stuart Tresilian. Further exhibitions were held at the City and Guilds of London Art School, and the Royal Academy, to name but a few. La Fontaine lived in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, for many years, where he passed away in 2007.