Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Thomas W. Lorimer
Thomas W. Lorimer was born in East Chicago, Indiana in 1941 and is a traditional oil painter of Indians and cowboys on the northern plains. While growing up in Indiana, he made up his mind to become either an artist or an archaeologist. The claim money from a motorcycle accident paid for his study at Chicago's American Academy of Art. After graduation, he found studio jobs, but it was clear that more specialized instruction was required to compete with the top illustrators so he enrolled in the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Before graduation in 1970, he was selling drawings and watercolors at outdoor exhibits in sufficient quantity to support himself. In 1974, he had a complete sell out of his paintings at the Death Valley Days show which then became his turning point in his career.
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