Thomas S. Handforth

Thomas S. Handforth

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-16-1897

Died: 10-19-1948

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Handforth, Thomas:  Appointed for creative work in etching, abroad; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1930.

Born September 16, 1897, at Tacoma, Washington.  Education: University of Washington, 1915–16; National Academy of Design, 1916–18; Art Students League, 1919–20; Hawthorne Summer School, 1917, 1919; Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts,  Paris, 1920–22.

Exhibitions: The Arts Club, Washington, 1926; The Fine Arts Society, Seattle, 1926; The Print Club, Philadelphia, 1927; Art Association, Rockford, Illinois, 1927; The Academy of Arts, Honolulu, 1928; Mills College, California, 1927; The Cosmopolitan Club, New York City, 1928. Represented in Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1922–23–24–25; Salon des Indépendents, Paris, 1923; Salon d’Automne, Paris, 1923; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1923; “Fifty Prints of the Year,” 1926, 1927; Chicago Society of Etchers, 1926–27–28; Brooklyn Society of Etchers, 1925–26–27–28; “Living American Etchers,” National Arts Club, New York City, 1926; International Exhibition of Etching, Florence, Italy, 1927; American Etchers, Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, 1928.