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Jo Taylor from Clifton · 30 Mar
I recently purchased one of Tom's paintings of Perfect North Slopes, partly because I like it so much (makes me smile every time I look at it) and partly to remind me that it used to snow enough around here to ski! Tom is very patient and accommodating, and I enjoyed working with him very much.
Perfect North VI, Shown, Oil pastel, 1/8" crayons, 20" x 16", Sunday, January 25, 2016, Sold
Ben's Girlfriend, 24" x 36", December 2017, Oil pastel melted on scraped canvas
The Horses of Disney's Spirit, 16" x 20", Oil on board, Testimonial
Ed Hicks, Oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 1998, Ed Hicks as Van Gogh is a labor of love for both the artist and patron. Ed thought long and hard about the commission. Tom was excited to paint a Van Gogh of Van Gogh replacing him with Ed. Years earlier Tom made a splash replacing heads in paintings in the MET.
Tom Lohre paints your face in a masterpiece, Cincinnati Enquirer November 11, 1978.
Hope this finds you well.
I first saw your art on ebth. It was one of the 'blob' pastels and I immediately fell in love with the style. I love the works and am strategically watching and hope to own some soon. I am fixing up an old mid century ranch in amberly village and they would go wonderfully with my style.
In the most recent sale, you have a serigraph of voyager 2. I was wondering if you still do new space themed paintings. I think the mix of the blob landscape style style with Saturn or a different outer planet would be amazing.
Not sure if you do ad hoc requests or if they would be on my budget, but I wanted to inquire if that theme was of interest and what range something like that would be.
Thanks and keep up the awesome work!
Perfect North Slopes III, January 15, 2015, 8" x 10" x .016” x 2 oz., Oil pastel, Blob, Testimonial
We just wanted you to know we are the proud owners of your woman with the falcon!!! We love her and she is proudly displayed in our living room!! We would like to meet you at some point!!
Sara and Glenn
Nine of Pentacles, 4' x 7', Oil on canvas, 1978
I am writing to inquire about available works for sale by Tom Lohre that may fit an unusual criteria.
Recently, my family purchased 1 Pleasant Street on Nantucket, MA. Having vacationed and been a homeowner on island for over 20 years, it is a special home and occupies a unique emotional history for many people who have known Nantucket for generations. As you may recall, it previously served as the James Hunt Barker Gallery during a 26 year period of its past. As my family sets about restoring this gracious, old home, we are aiming to fill its walls with artwork that was shown at the gallery.
With that in mind, I am writing to inquire as to whether or not you might have for sale any pieces you reasonably think may have been shown or exhibited at the gallery. If so, if you might be able to e-mail me any specifications, including jpeg or electronic image, image size, year created/exhibited, and cost, we would be delighted to consider acquiring a work.
I entirely understand if this effort is too far-fetched, although I am pleased that we have been able to secure some works from other artists so far. Hopefully this project will prove as fantastic as I hope it will be.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you, in advance, for your time!
1 Pleasant Street
Tom Lohre, artist in residence for Barker Galleries in New York City, Palm Beach and Nantucket, took single frames of openings at the Nantucket gallery and time lapse of paintings as he completed them. Notable figures in the slides include James Hunt Barker, Kenneth Douglas, Clarence Gifford, Marilyn Whitney, Paul Cadmus, Paul Longnecker, Jack Brown and Dick Mellon Scaife.
March 12, 1997
Dear Tom & Irene,
I hope that both of you had an enjoyable trip. It was very good being at your open house, I wish I had had more time to talk with you.
It is hard to find the words to express how very grateful I am for the jewel of a painting you did for me of the old Heron Cove house. I hope we will have the opportunity to share with you the new Heron Cove house when it is more completed.
Your friendship has helped to ease the paint of loss. I hope I can reciprocate in some way as meaningful as your gift.
The watercolor you created for me to give as a gift to my son and daughter-in-law is truly beautiful. I really appreciate your talent!
Rick and I are most delighted to have such a beautiful rendition of our new home! We have truly enjoyed out first few months here. Our plans are to hang the picture in our TV Room, where we spend most of our time. If you are ever in Savannah, look for us on world famous Victory Drive & feel free to give us a call.
Once again, thank you
Rick & Kay Bohlinger
Savana Home, Watercolor on paper, 20" x 16", 1995, Testimonial, Home portraits, Commission, Watercolor
What a wonderful surprise from Anna.
I reallly love the picture of Burnie and me in Paris.
It's is even more special because you are the Artist.
Thank you so much.
Burnie and Gwynn in Paris, 20" x 16", Watercolor, 1990
Pot Belly Stove Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City; 16" x 12", Oil on canvas, painted on location, figures added later as family commission
C-HPeep, 08:43 AM 12/19/9, Hope Irene conveyed my Excitement
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 08:43:20 EST
Subject: Hope Irene Conveyed my Excitement
The Potbelly is wonderful. Now I have to be a good Santa and keep my mouth shut til Christmas Eve. It is really perfect. You made me look almost elegant, thanks. I hope Steve and Ben like it as much as I do.
Of course the first thing I did was hang it where it will live-- where we will see it each morning on our way down the stairs, and each time as we enter our home-- right by the front door in the foyer. The frame looks excellent there-- you were right.
I can't remember a gift I've ever looked more forward to sharing. Thank you so much for cap turning us and for capturing the streets of our favorite city. The craftsmanship is superb.
Of course, I have carefully repacked it now and it is hiding in my closet.
Sailor suits looks great too. I like the frames. You did a very good job on the reproduction of the original-- and Trudy doesn't have that odd fungus growing in her hair. I know you gave me a bargain and I appreciate that. Thank you.
I hope you and Irene get good reports from your Doctor visit today. You are in my thoughts and my heart is singing with the bright thought of sharing the Potbelly with my guys Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays and Thank You again-¬Helen
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 1:44 AM
Subject: a 30 year history of one of your works
A friend dropped by my house with another friend of his whom I hadn't met.
I was showing him my house when he stopped in front of a charcoal drawing and
asked me how I knew Tom Lohre. I told him I didn’t know him but told him
the following story.
I was walking home very late one bitterly cold winter night on Christopher St. in Greenwich Village in NYC sometime in the late 1970's. On my way home I watched a young artist set up an easel with a huge newsprint pad in front of St. Veronica's. I stopped to watch him sketch a series of figure studies which were so vivid they seemed ready to jump of the page. The bitter cold didn’t seem to bother him but my numb fingers and toes were urging me on home. I was also a young student on a tight budget but I asked anyway how much he was selling them for. I was dumbstruck when he said five dollars. What were probably some art school figure studies seemed like precious works of art to me. I chose one and carefully rolled it up under my coat. He looked so handsome and poor I think I gave him a $20 and told him to go eat something. By now it was about 3 AM and walked home guarding my precious cargo under my coat, protecting my prize from the wind and snow. I kept it rolled up in the back of my closet for quite a few years until I could afford to have it framed and have had it hanging in my bedroom where I can see it every morning when I wake up. I have Dali's, a chagall, and other works, but this being my first is still my favorite.
Oh yes, now to the most amazing part of the story. I asked this young stranger how he knew the artist. "I represent him in Florida", he said. Isnt life amazing. I live in Florida now. Thirty years later and a thousand miles away who walks into my home by chance but Steve Mohr (I believe that was his name) who tells me he reps the artist.So I thought Id share my 30 year romance with one of your early works. If you are not the same Tom Lohre who drew this please don’t tell me. Its one of my favorite stories. If you are the artist then maybe you'll feel that this is a great story for you to tell too.
Artist Comment: Tom was studying George Bridgeman's Constructive Anatomy; Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy and Dynamic Figure Drawing, drawing full size charcol figures on newsprint in his apartment then taping them on the closed eletronics store window at night selling them.
A drawing from the Hogarth book. Tom would add a huge penis to the drawings since living on Christopher, the gay street, he could sell them faster.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:24 PM
Subject: missing you again
Always, always great to hear from you. We are currently Upstate New York doing the college visits with our 16 year old daughter. We arrive back on Friday early evening, not in time to see you for your special soiree. Please keep letting me know when you are in town. One day I will be able to join you and celebrate your life and work.
The painting that you did of me in Paris, hung in my mom's bedroom in Michigan like a shrine!!! She passed away a couple of years ago, and I now have the painting here in New York. I haven't enshrined it though!!!
My best to you Tom
Alison L, 16" x 24", Oil on canvas, 1978
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