Tom Nicholas, NA, AWS

“Pidcock Creek, New Hope, PA”

16”x20” Oil on Canvas
Gold Leaf Frame

“Smiths Cove, Gloucester”

24”x30” Oil on Canvas
Gold Leaf Frame

“Running Eagle Falls”
40″x30″ Oil on Canvas
Gold Leaf Frame

Painting professionally for nearly half a century, Tom Nicholas has attained an esteemed position as one of the country’s most widely recognized landscape painters. After formal studies as a scholarship student at the School for Visual Arts, NYC, from 1953-56, he was awarded a Greenshield Grant for two years of independent painting abroad and in the USA. In the years since those trips, he has painted on location in many of the world’s most magnificent settings. His paintings are noted for their elegant composition, fine detail and romantic sensibility.

Nicholas is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society. One of the youngest members ever elected to the National Academy, he has been honored with nearly 300 awards and medals and has created 40 one-man shows throughout the country. Since 1960, he has painted throughout Europe and the United States. Listings include: Who’s Who In America, Who’s Who In American Art, and Who’s Who In The East. His work is in many private and public collections including the Farnsworth Museum, Maine; the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; Springfield Art Museum, Missouri; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts and the Hispanic Society of America, New York City. He has 23 images in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.

Tom Nicholas is the father of T.M. Nicholas, widely considered to be one of the most prominent painters of his generation.