Tom Nicholas, N.A., AWS was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1934. From 1953 to 1956 he was a scholarship student at the School of Visual Arts, New York City. In 1961 he received an invitational Greenshield Grant for two years independent painting abroad and in the U.S.A.

Tom is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society. Included among his more than 250 awards are 42 Medals of Honor. He has had 35 one-artist shows in New York City, Washington, Boston, California, Florida, Maine and Texas. Since 1960, Tom has painted throughout Europe and the United States. Listings include: Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the East, The Old Royal Watercolour Society Annual Volume, 1971, London, England, Strathmore's Who's Who.

See recent work by Tom Nicholas.


  • National Academy of Design, New York
  • American Watercolor Society, New York
  • Allied Artists of America, New York
  • Knickerbocker Artists, New York
  • American Artists Professional League, New York
  • Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society, Mo.
  • Whiskey Painters of America, Ohio
  • North Shore Arts Association, Ma.
  • New England Watercolor Society, Ma.
  • Academic Artists Association, Ma.
  • Rockport Art Association, Ma.
  • Artists Fellowship, Inc., New York
  • Dolphin Society, New York
  • Guild of Boston Artists, Ma.
  • Hudson Valley Art Association, New York


  • The American Artists, April 1960; August 1972
  • The Artists, England and America, 1962
  • North Light, Fall 1970
  • Prize-Winning Watercolors, Books I and III
  • Today's Art, April 1971; April 1975
  • Southwest Art, December 1982
  • Artists of the Rockies & The Golden West, Winter 1981
  • Western Art Digest, May/June 1986
  • Splash, 1991
  • Creative Watercolor, 1995
  • The Best of Watercolor, 1995
  • The Best of Oil Painting, 1996
  • Flowers, 1996
  • The Best of Watercolor II, 1997
  • A Gallery of Marine Art, 1998
  • American Artist Watercolor, Fall 2001
  • American Art Review, May/June 2002
  • Art and Antiques, Summer 2002; June 2003
  • The Water color Landscape Techniques of 23 International Artists, August 2003
  • Plein Air Magazine, July 2005
  • The Art Collector, October 2005
  • The American Artists, Winter 2006 (Workshop Magazine)
  • The Art Collector, May 2007
  • Collecting Stories 400 Paintings 400 Stories by Tom Davies, Laynfaroh, N.Y. 2008
  • Fine Art Connoisseur,  October 2012
  • Art of the National Parks 2013


  • Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Museum, Montreal, Canada
  • Adelphi University, New York
  • Georgia Museum, Athens, Georgia
  • New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Ct.
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Mo.
  • Albert Einstein Hospital, Bronx, New York
  • Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine
  • Wells College, Aurora, New York
  • Eller College of Business & Public Administration, Unviersity of Arizona, Phoenix, Az.
  • University of Utah
  • Henry Ward Ranger Fund Collection (2)
  • Hispanic Society of America, New York City (3)
  • Bank of Boston
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Ma.
  • Craig Knight Collection, Ct.
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Newcomb Collection, N.C.
  • Rockport National Bank, Rockport, Ma. (2)
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, Ct.
  • National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. has eighty Images of Tom Nicholas' paintings in the Collection of Peter A. Juley & Son, Photographers of Fine Arts, 1896-1975
  • Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Ct.


  • Included in the 200 Years of Watercolor painting in America Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
  • Gold Medal Honoree for Distinguished Achievement in Fine Art, Knickerbocker Artists, New York
  • Keys to the City, Middletown, Ct.
  • Special Tribute, Hudson Valley Art Association, New York
  • American Watercolor Society, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City; a slide presentation of his watercolor painting career 1953 to 2008. At age 23, Tom was the youngest member elected into the American Watercolor Society.