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Celebrating Illustration, Design, Cartoon and Comic Art of the Mid-20th Century

"Tom... is an unbelievable talent."

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Dean Graves is the president of Vroman Graves Associates in Tampa, Florida. Here's what he has to say about Thomas Vroman:

"Tom, like his late friends Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, is an
unbelievable talent. Dare I say "master"? To an untrained eye, a full
appreciation of his use of color, abstract design, and pure composition is
missed.

He is one who's work will not be fully recognized until he is gone."

This piece from The American Tradition is my favourite of all the Vromans I've seen so far. I think it trancends decorative illustration ( though retaining that quality very successfully ) and truly evokes a sense of mood and story for that time and place while employing a masterful "use of color, abstract design, and pure composition".

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