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Thomas Folk

Thomas Folk

Adjunct Instructor

Tom Folk is an art historian who is best known for his exhibitions and publications regarding the early 20th century painters known as, "The Pennsylvania Impressionists." He was the curator of the James Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has also curated a traveling exhibition on the work of the Art Deco sculptor, Waylande Gregory. He is the author of the first monograph on the artist, Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse (2013).

Folk  has published over twenty articles on various topics in twentieth century American ceramics. Tom is a board member of the Education Committee of the Appraisers Association of America.  He teaches Reconsidering American Art: From the Peales to Pollock and Appraisal of American Art and Design Between the Wars at NYUSPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Past Courses

American Art and Design Between the Wars

Learn about the leading artists and designers, as well as the different artistic styles that emerged, in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.