Three Fish in a Pan - Tom E. Lewis

Tom E. Lewis, 1941

Tom E. Lewis (1909-1979)
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Studied: University of Southern California
Member: California Water Color Society, San Francisco Art Association.

Tom E. Lewis was raised in Pasadena, and became interested in watercolor painting while studying architecture. During the late 1920s, he developed a unique style of painting with watercolors and in 1931, became a member of the California Water Color Society.

Throughout the 1930s, he lived in Laguna Beach and was an active member of the art colony there. He also exhibited his watercolors regularly in Northern California museum shows, receiving several major awards and favorable reviews.

After 1950, Lewis lived in the San Francisco area and continued to produce fine art paintings.
Biographical information:California Water Color Society (Catalogs) Tom E. Lewis (Catalog).

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