About Tom Artin 

Tom Artin is a photographer living in New York's Hudson Valley. His subjects range from landscapes to portraits, florals and still-lifes. His photographic aesthetic is best represented by his penchant for sharp lenses, fine-grain films, and the use of a tripod. He began taking, developing, and printing images in the early 1950s.

In August, 1963, he went to Washington to participate as a marcher in the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  As a matter of course, he took along his Nikon F, just in case a memorable subject came his way in the course of the day.  In the event, he shot his entire roll of film, capturing the essence of this historic gathering on the Mall and at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Generally, Artin's work has been in the realm of fine-art photography, though he has also done fashion and commercial assignments for both print and the web. 

His studio, in the Bel-Ans complex in Rockland County, serves additionally as his lightroom. He is on the roster of Bruce McGaw Graphics, publisher of his images as fine art posters sold around the world.

Born: November 12, 1938, Bloomington, Indiana

Education: Princeton University, BA, 1960, Ph. D., 1968


EXHIBITIONS

Group show, Seeing Trees, Hall of Science, Queens, NY, March, 2012-July, 2012.

Solo exhibition, Piermont Library, Piermont, NY, April, 2012.

Group show, Dominican College, Sparkill, NY, March, 2012.

Exhibition of 25 photographs, in Seeing Trees, Blue Hill, Pearl River, NY, Feb, 2011-July, 2011.

Exhibition of 24 photographs of Jazz Musicians, Blue Hill, Pearl River, NY, July, 2010-Jan, 2011.

Solo exhibition, Summer Light, Relish, Sparkill, NY, January-May, 2008

Solo exhibition at Tenafly Gallery, Tenafly, NJ, Sept.-Oct, 2007

Solo exhibition at Freelance Café, Piermont, NY, Sept.-Oct., 2005.

Solo exhibition at Freelance Café, Piermont, NY, January-May, 2002.

Solo exhibition, Panorama Americana, at Kunst Genuss Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, May-July, 2001.

Two-person exhibition at the Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY, October, 1999.

Solo exhibition, March On!, documenting the August, 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King Center, Spring Valley, NY, October 1999—May  2000.

Group show  In the Eye of the Beholder, March, 1998, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY.

First solo exhibition, Whose Woods These Are, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, NY. April, 1997, which garnered a laudatory review by Vivian Raynor in The New York Times.



Tom Artin with his maternal grandfather, Soviet agronomist Naum Jasny, in Silver Spring MD, late in the afternoon following the March on Washington.  A Ukranian Jew and a Menshevik, Jasny knew racial discrimination and political persecution only too well.  A refugee first from Soviet Russia, then from Nazi Germany, he settled permanently in Washington, DC.

 

 Tom Artin at home in the Hudson Valley today.