Tim Walsh: Paintings and...







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 ceramics factory worker in northern California.

1980’s: creates public art projects in California, Arizona, Mexico, and the Philippines. Paints mostly representational paintings in oil. 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 invitational 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 artist. 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, drawing from master paintings and sculptures.

List of collectors available on request.



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