Thomas Craig Biography

Thomas Craig




Thomas Craig, painter, printmaker, illustrator, muralist and teacher, was born in Upland, California of June 16, 1909.  He studied at the University of California at Berkeley, Pomona College and the University of Southern California.  His Instructors included Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Andrew Dasburg, Frank Tolles Chamberlin, Clarence Hinkle and Millard Sheets. 

During the 1930s Craig was an instructor at Chouinard Art Institute and Occidental College in Los Angeles.  He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in the early 1940s, which allowed him to travel throughout the Southwest.  His art affiliations included memberships in the California Art Club, Laguna Beach Art Guild, American Artists Congress and the Philadelphia and California Water Color Societies. 

Over the years, Craig exhibited in numerous exhibitions and received several awards for his paintings and prints.  His work is held in the collections of the Chaffey Communities Cultural Center, Seattle Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Art institute of Chicago, Santa Barbara Museum and Pomona College.