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Thomas Wells Schaller


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    Thomas Wells Schaller

    Architect / Artist / Author

    Thomas Wells Schaller

    Thomas Schaller is a multi-award-winning artist, architect, and author based in New York City.. He is the 2024 recipient of the Arthur Ross Award in Fine Arts by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. He is also a winner of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal at OSU, a Graham Foundation Grant, and is a two-time winner of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He is the author of three books, The Art of Architectural Drawing, and Architecture in Watercolor  - winner of an American Institute of Architecture Award of Merit. His new book, Thomas W Schaller: Architecture of Light is published by Penguin Random House. His newest DVD, Watercolor: The Power of Design is published by Streamline Media. And his new interactive online course is hosted by Terracotta LLC.

    Tom is in demand internationally as an exhibitor, instructor, juror, and speaker. His recent work has been featured in prestigious international master’s exhibitions in over 25 countries around the world. He was awarded the Best in Show, AIP36, 2021, a Finalist for the Architecture Drawing Prize, London 2021, The Abu Rawash Master Award 2019 and was a finalist for the Lynx Prize for Contemporary Art. He has written for many international arts publications, and has been a demonstrator at PACE, Watercolor Live, The Roman Watercolor Society, The Graham Foundation Chicago, Harvard University, the National Watercolor Society, the California Art Club, the Pushkin Museum of Art , Moscow , etc.  His work is in many public collections including the Watermark Museum, Fabriano, Italy, The Tchoban Museum, Berlin, The Johhan Museum, Shanghai, The Museum of Watercolor, Mexico City, The Pacific Arts Foundation, Newport Beach and in private collections worldwide.

    He is a Signature Member of many arts organizations including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America  and elected a member of the International Masters of Watercolor Alliance in 2019. He was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of American Watercolor Weekly and Streamline Publishing, elected Artist Member of the California Art Club and the Salmagundi Art Club, NYC. He is president emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators and a founding member of the group; North American Watercolor Artists.

    Tom is proud to be a Brand Ambassador for:

    Daniel Smith Watercolor, Escoda Brushes, Baohong Paper, NEEF Brushes, Stillman&Birn,Blackwing, and House of Hoffman

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