“As an oil painter, I strive for a broad sense of realism, painterly brushwork, and the impression of light on form. Landscapes reflect my love of nature and outdoor painting.”
The National Park Academy of the Arts recognized Tom Haas as being in the “top echelon of representational artists working today” with its Award for Excellence three years in a row.
He won Best of Show at the Tucson Museum of Art’s San Xavier Mission exhibition. And he earned the Phippen Museum’s Foundation Award twice in Prescott, as well as many other awards and honors including magazine articles, solo exhibitions, and an invitation to The White House, Washington, D.C., in celebration of the Art in Embassies program (for his paintings at The Residence of the United States Ambassador, Geneva, Switzerland).
Tom Haas has experienced countless hours painting on location throughout the United States—especially the Southwest. He’s had a studio in Arizona for more than 40 years and lives with wife Vicki. A prolific painter, Haas is known for a variety of subjects including genre, Western, wildlife, still life and landscape.
Are you interested in a few more personal details?
I was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1952, and spent summers on a Michigan farm as a boy. I was inspired by the art on feed and grain calendars and by books for kids that featured great illustrators especially N.C. Wyeth.
My family moved to Arizona where I met Vicki in Scottsdale. That’s when we were teens, and I was beginning to take painting seriously. We’ve been married since 1972. No kids but our dog, Sam, is in many of my paintings–you can find them on this website.
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