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Tom Daniel: Artist & Designer

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Tom Daniel realized at an early age that he could draw very well.

His fascination with art grew through his grammar and junior high school years, and in high school, Tom was a straight-A art major, winning many awards and competitions, including the prestigious ‘Bullock’s Gold Key’ award for ‘High School Achievement in Art.’

Following high school graduation in 1954, Tom was accepted for admission to the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles, where he began a tough 4 year, 6 days a week regimen on art and design subjects; graduating with a BPA degree in 1959. Tom recalls one of his favorite classes was ‘plein air’ landscape painting with instructor Paul Souza.

Over his 50 year career in fine art, commercial illustration and industrial design, Tom Daniel has received many awards and accolades for his unique creations and impressive painting style. While transparent watercolor is his main passion, Tom also loves to paint with gouache, acrylic and oil mediums.

Tom Daniel’s artwork has been exhibited at The Long Beach Museum of Art, The California State Museum at Sacramento, The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, The Charles Allis Museum in Milwaukee, The Las Vegas Museum of Art, The Boston Capitol Rotunda, The Sedona Art Center and The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts in Mt. Carmel, UT.

Tom Daniel is past president of the Walnut Art Association, past president of the Sedona Artists and Craftsman Guild and was co-founder and past president of The Society of Steam Artists of America and is a current member of the ASRA: American Society of Railway Artists