Thomas Locker

Thomas Locker was born in 1937. He has spent his entire life in service to his two great passions: painting and nature. Through widespread exhibition of his artwork and publication of his illustrated children's books, Mr. Locker has touched the hearts and minds of countless people.

Mr. Locker's early paintings were poetic landscapes. Dr. Joshua C. Taylor, former director of the National Collection of Fine Arts for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., wrote, "Although Locker's landscapes are not glimpses of a new Arcadia, the quotation from the past reemphasizes their cerebral play. They call attention less to Nature than to the complex intermingling of perception and thought in the mind of man. Suddenly, seeing becomes thinking, and thinking a delight to the age."

In 1982, Thomas Locker's career took on a new and even broader dimension. In an effort to connect with a wider audience and educate younger minds, he began work on his first children's picture book. Today, Mr. Locker's exceptional paintings and illustrations grace the pages of some 30 different books, several of which he also wrote. These unique books have been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious Christopher Award, the John Burroughs Award, and the New York Times Award for best illustration.

Thomas Locker's most recent landscapes have a quality all their own. His years of experimentation and research into the glazing techniques and paint chemistry of traditional European painting have enabled him to achieve a new vision.
 
 

Below Bolton Landing

 

Classical Landscape

 

Forest Interior

Claudian Catskills

River Through The Mountains

 

Ruisdael's Road

Fields Of Hadley

Hunter Range

New Millenium

 

 

Coming Storm

 

 

Summer Moment

 

 

 

Sunset

 

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Mark Gruber Gallery

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NNew Paltz, New York

(845)255-1241