Tim Walsh: Biographical Synopsis
1946: Born in Port Chester, NY.
1960’s: after Army active duty, begins a serious interest in
painting, while in college, majoring in Spanish Literature.
1970’s: finishes Army service; studies briefly at Art Students
League; enters University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine
Arts in Painting, with full scholarship; granted final year out of
residence and studies and paints in France, Ireland,
Spain; large acrylic paintings are referred to by critics
(such as Clement Greenberg) as “lyrical abstractions;” exhibits
in community galleries; paints and studies in Mexico for the first
time; teaches art in various conventional and unconventional venues;
works as a
1980’s: creates public art projects in California, Arizona,
Mexico, and the Philippines. Paints mostly representational paintings
Makes series of prints (intaglio, monotype) that explore memories
of military service and other topics. Exhibits in cafes and community
centers. Teaches ESL, drives truck, works as a turbine engine repair
technician in US and Venezuela.
1990s: returns to New York; marries painter Ruth Tepper; sets up
home studio on Upper West Side; painting becomes more abstrct.
Teaches in public schools. Begins “Cobija” series.
2000s: sets up studio on Upper West Side. Paintings become larger,
resembling abstracted landscapes. Paints series of 40 paintings entitled “Spaces
of the World.” Four studio shows. Teaches at various colleges
and community organizations. One man show (Art Under Construction
gallery), group show (532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel). Shows in ten semi-annual
group shows in TriBeCa over a five-year period. Establishes website.
2010s: sets up Harlem studio; paints abstracted landscapes and lyrical
abstractions on paper and canvas, using acrylic and oil paint. Draws
extensively from the landscape and cityscape. Studies papermaking
and fabric dyeing in Mexico, and collaborates with Mexican fiber
Begins series of “miniatures” in oil pastel or acrylic.
Begins series regarding methane emissions and “fracking.” Begins
series on the Hudson River. Works with Mexican American children
and youth in studio, making traditional pull toys. Visits Italy,
from master paintings and sculptures.
List of collectors
available on request.