“I have never wanted to be anything but a painter. Even when as a child I imagined myself a brave American Indian on horseback. It was not serious. Venice has been with me for the past thirty years and continues.” - Tom Parish
Tom Parish, (American, 1933-2018). Born in Hibbing, Minnesota in 1933, he was an American Painter who worked from Venice as his primary resource and inspiration since 1986. His home studio was in Detroit, Michigan. This is the place he worked diligently and on a daily basis For 35 years he was a professor of painting in the School of Art at Wayne State University in Detroit. He became a Professor Emeritus and is warmly remembered for inspiring generations of painting students at Wayne State University.