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tom hardy studio sale

Tom Hardy in his Portland studio


A Heights Estate Sale will be bringing to the public the 3 day Studio Sale of artist Tom Hardy. One of the region’s most accomplished artists will be opening the doors of his massive warehouse studio and selling the ENTIRE contents.

Hundreds of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, a massive book collection, furniture, a huge selection of tools and supplies, staging and lighting, oddities as well as the vast collection of art and antiques Tom has acquired throughout his life and career.

Selected artists from Tom Hardy’s private collection include: Bruce Taggart, Robert Bosworth, Jim Brittany, Pat Zucaro, R. Guthrie, R. Seabass, George Lafayette, Keith Keiffer, Bill Colby, Sherrie Wolf, Stewart, Garner Lunk, W. Curtis Mel Schuler, Robert Hanson, Sheehan, Mel Katz, Harry Widman, Laverne Crause, Jim Hillman. Carson, Dan England, Laurie Ness, Foraine, Gordon Wilson, Ron Jansen, John Rork,Boe Stevenson, J Backstand, Katherine O’Connor, Rackham

Tom Hardy has spent more than 50 years as an artist and teacher. His creations have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the United States and his art is followed at a National level. Mr. Hardy also has public commissions that can be found in Federal, State, and City institutions throughout the United States.

FDR 3d seal by Tom Hardy

FDR memorial seal by Tom Hardy

From the Cal Berkley “Golden” bear to the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., Tom Hardy has been prolific and diverse throughout his illustrious career.

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November 30, 1921 in Redmond, Oregon


Medford and Corvallis High Schools

Oregon State University

U of Oregon

BS General Arts, 1942

MFA in Sculpture, 1952

Military: 1st Lt. US Infantry and Air Force, Hawaii and Guam 1942—1945

Berkeley's Golden Bear, sculpture by Tom Hardy

The Golden Bear was installed in the Student Union of UC Berkeley in 1980. Designed by sculptor Tom Hardy, the 500-pound bronze bear is gilded with a thin layer of gold leaf and mounted atop a 18-foot high concrete pillar. The Golden Bear, the school’s mascot, was a gift of the Class of 1929


UC Berkeley 1956—58

Tulane University 1958-59

Artist in Residence, Reed College, 1959-61

University of Wyoming 1975-76

Major Solo Exhibitions:

Seattle Art Mus. 1953

Stanford U. Gallery, 1954

UCLA Gallery 1954

U of British Columbia, 1955

College of Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1957

Oakland, CA. Art Mus. 1957
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 1954, 1958, 1962,1966, 1970, 1974, 1978

Pensacola Art Center, 1958
Columbia, South Carolina Art Mus., Retrospective, 1961

Columbia U. School of Architecture Gallery,New York, 1961

Tacoma Art League, 1962

Spokane Art Center, 1963

Boise Art Center, 1963

Tom Hardy, lost in thought

Tom Hardy, a pensive moment in younger days

Port Townsend, WA, Art Center, 1964

Coos Art Mus., 1967

U of Idaho Art Mus., Moscow, 1971

Sun River Lodge, Bend, OR, 1973

Chas. Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, 1974

Wash. State Mus., Olympia, WA, 1974

Salem Art Assoc., Salem, OR, 1974

Willamette U. Gallery, Salem, OR, 1975

Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, Or Retrospective, 1976

Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR Lawrence Gallery, Gleneden Beach, OR, 1981

Timberline Lodge 1985

Tacoma Art Center, Retrospective, 1986

Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, OR, 1988

Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR, 1990

UmpquaCommunity College, Roseburg, OR, 1990.

Major Group Exhibitions:

San Francisco Mus. of Modern Art

Denver Art Mus.

Metropolitan Mus. of Art, New York

Mus. of Modern Art

Whitney Mus. of American Art

Ogunquit, Maine, Art Mus.

Detroit Art Institute

Pennsylvania Academy of Art

National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.

In Collections Of:

Seattle Art Mus.

Portland Art Mus.

San Francisco Mus. Of Modern Art

Santa Barbara Mus. of Art

Whitney Mus. of American Art

U of New York, at Purchase

Coos Art Mus., Coos Bay OR

University of Maine Art Mus.

Art Mus., Ogunquit, Ma

University of Wyoming Art Mus.

Important Commissions:

Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

Portland State University

Hilton Hotel, Portland, OR

US Federal Bldg., Juneau, Alaska

Kah-nee-ta Lodge, Warm Springs, OR

Western Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Salem Civic Center, Salem, OR

Timberline Lodge; Pioneer Square, Portland, OR
Mt. Hood Medical Center Gresham OR

Tuality Hospital, Hillsboro, OR

Mark O. Hatfield Fountain, Willamette U., Salem, OR

Umpqua Community College, Roseburg OR

Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR

6/22/12 (12pm-4pm)
6/23/12 (12pm-4pm)
6/24/12 (12pm-3pm)
3449 North Anchor Street suite 600 Portland, Oregon. 97217

Public Relations: Lloyd Sutherland-Finch
Phone: (503) 459-8268
Email: [email protected]

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