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Tom Freeman was born in Pontiac, Michigan in 1952. He was the third child of James and Doshia Freeman, (3rd of 5 children). The Freeman's lived in Michigan until Tom was 12 yea
rs old when the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Tom never had any formal art training and has always considered his talent as a God given gift. In fact school was of very little interest to him. Marine Corp Reserve in 1970. He later transferred from the Marine Corps Reserve to the regular Army. His military service extended from 1970 to 1977. Tom's professional art career started when he left the military. He would visit the U.S. Naval Institute and would take samples of his work to them. Finally, he asked what it would take to get his artwork on Proceedings Magazine. A gentleman by the name of Dell Kaiser showed Tom the artwork of Carl Evers. Tom contacted Carl and to this day considers Mr. Evers the master of watercolors. "Carl was very supportive, he told me to look closely at the art and that I would figure it out on my own." Finally, Proceedings used one of Tom's paintings for their cover. This started Tom on the path of success. Tom started taking 35mm slides of his work and sending them to various book publishers. The first publisher to contact him and offer him a cover was G.P. Putnam & Sons. Tom has worked with most of the large publishing houses such as Dell, Jove, Bantam, and Berkley. Tom's work has appeared on many magazines such as Readers Digest, Popular Mechanics, Boating, Yachting, Business Week, and even the TV Guide. His work has been placed on porcelain plaques and plates for Franklin Mint and the Hamilton Group. Tom's artwork has been exhibited in many galleries Kirsten, Greenwich, Mystic, and the Grand Central Gallery. He has done work for the National Parks Service and many corporations through out the world. In 1986 Tom was asked to hang his original paintings in the West Wing of the White House. Currently, there are 8 original paintings hanging there along with several of his limited edition prints. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Tom produced a collection of 42 paintings now on permanent exhibit at the Arizona Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tom completed 12 paintings, which were on exhibit at the Naval Museum in Washington, DC. commemorating the 60th anniversary of the attack. One of Tom's paintings was donated to the State of Israel, it hangs in the Immigration/Clandestine and Naval Museum in Haifa. On April 10, 2002 Tom had the honor of giving one of his paintings to the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II in Vatican City, Rome. The painting is hanging in Pope Pius IX museum in Italy. The White House Historical Association has commissioned Tom for the past 4 years to produce cover art for the Association's annual Christmas card. Tom was awarded the Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award on April 3, 2003. On September 3, 2003 Tom presented a painting to President George W. Bush depicting the President's landing aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. The painting was presented to him in the Oval Office. Tom won the 2003 Gold and Platinum Ozzie Award in the category of "Best use of illustration for a single article," Popular Mechanics Magazine The Hearst Corporation. Tom also won the SILA award for the 42nd Society of Illustrators Los Angeles annual contest. Winning the silver award for Editorial Artwork. Tom has been selected as the first artist in residence to the United States Naval Institute.
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We wish everyone all the love in the world. Happy Valentines day!
Merry Christmas to all!
80 years ago today the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked our forces at Pearl Harbor and other locations in Hawaii, roughly killing 2,500 Americans.
As we mark National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the patriots who remember the valour of all who defended the nation.
We wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Take some time today to think about your blessings and why you are thankful. We are thankful for you and hope you have a safe and happy day with family and friends.
Thank you to all the brave men and women who've served our country. On this we salute you.
Happy 246th birthday to the United States Marine Corps!
Fall is here and no better time than to show Tom's gorgeous painting, Fredericksburg Autumn. This scene depicts the spires of the courthouse, St. Georges Episcopal Church, the Fredericksburg Baptist Church and City Hall, as viewed from Chatham Heights in 1860.
Visit https://store.tomfreemanart.com/frausiandnup.html to learn more about Fredericksburg Autumn.
Long post alert!
Twenty years ago, today, 2,977 people did not know it would be their last full day on this earth. And thousands more didn’t realize they would lose their loved ones so soon. Or that the United States of America would never be the same.
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Our family was not directly impacted by the loss that day, but Tom was flying on September 11, 2001, in the morning to visit his daughter in Texas. When the planes in the air were ordered to land, little to our knowledge, Tom was safe in Alabama. We could not get a hold of him for over 4 hours. We were scared, panicked, and frozen in time, not knowing what to do. When Tom finally called, he had made friends like he usually did and wound up renting a car with four women to drive the rest of the way to Texas.
We were so relieved but also devastated for the people who lost their lives, the families, friends, and coworkers who were grieving those losses. We were sad for our country.
Many say, “Never Forget.” How is that even possible to forget that day or the immense loss? If you were old enough to remember this day, you could never forget. You will never forget where and what you were doing in those moments. Even if you weren’t old enough or even born, 9/11 will always be a part of our history.
Today and forever, our hearts go out to the families, friends, and coworkers of the 2,977 lives lost on September 11, 2001
We wish you have a safe and relaxing Labor day.
Happy 231st birthday to the United States Coast Guard!
Tom's painting Catch Me If You Can.
Good day everyone! I want to highlight an image that would have taken place on July 16, 1812! The image is titled "Catch Me if You Can" (also known as The Great Chase) by Maritime Artist, Tom Freeman. History places this event just off the coast of Egg Harbor, New Jersey!
Less than a month after the United States declared war on Great Britain, USS CONSTITUTION, under the command of Capt. Isaac Hull, was en route to New York, to join Commodore John Rodgers' squadron. Off the coast of Egg Harbor, NJ, she spent more than 50 hours outmaneuvering five English warships (HMS Ae**us, HMS Africa, HMS Belvidera, HMS GUERRIERE and HMS Shannon) in an agonizingly slow motion chase that proved her commanding officer’s leadership, her new crew’s teamwork, and her own ability to sail. In short, she demonstrated her readiness for the war and battles that lay ahead.
By about 4 p.m. on July 18, USS CONSTITUTION had a 3-4 mile lead over her nearest pursuer. Hull ordered his men to shorten the ship’s sails in preparation for a squall a few hours later, and when the British ships did the same, the American captain unfurled the ship’s sails. USS CONSTITUTION raced away at 11 knots, almost her top operating speed, and the Royal Navy ships gave up the chase early the next morning.
Tom did a number of paintings on the USS Constitution! I hope you enjoy taking a look at "Catch Me if You Can
Happy birthday to this man! You are very missed. 🎂
We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Happy 246th birthday to the U.S. Army!
On June 6, 1944, the Battle of Normandy began, also known as D-Day. 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. All to liberate Western Europe from N**i Germany’s control.
Tom's depiction of the Drop at Ste-Mere-Eglise,
Normandy D-day June 6, 1944.
“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.” - General Dwight Eisenhower
We salute our fallen on this Memorial Day. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.
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Wishing all the mommy's out there a Happy Mother's Day!
May is and we want to thank all
who have served the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present. Including the spouses and family members of our troops. Your service and sacrifice are appreciated.
Wishing you a safe and happy Easter!
It is March 1st, which means Spring is almost here! Who can't wait for warmer weather? We can't!
This is Tom's youngest daughter and I wanted to share my favorite painting called "The Waterman". When we moved into our home 4 years ago, I knew I wanted this piece to be the centerpiece of our living room. My mom gave me a print and I had it framed. I love being able to see it every day.
What is your favorite Tom W. Freeman piece of art? Not sure, visit www.tomfreemanart.com to pick yours.
A friend (thank you, Jason Bulger) recently shared a great idea for some fun social content and we can't wait to share it with you.
If you have a Tom W. Freeman piece of art or if you have taken any photos of his pieces on display we want to see them! We would love you to post a picture of the painting or print, tell us a little bit about it, where it is located, and what you love most about the piece.
To get us started, this painting is one Tom painted for his wife, Ann. He passed away before naming it, so Ann decided to call it "A Gift for Ann". It was one of our favorites because she loved it so much, but also because it is a huge painting. Tom didn't know how to paint anything small, so it makes us giggle a bit every time we see this one.
Show us your Tom W. Freeman art!
Happy anniversary! Today would have been Tom and Ann's 49th wedding anniversary! We know they are celebrating big.
As we say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, we want to wish you and yours a happy, safe, and healthy New Year.
Over the years Tom painted quite a few of the Christmas cards for the Historical Association. It was always exciting because his paintings were made into ornaments too.
Visit https://store.tomfreemanart.com/biography.html to learn more about Tom's accomplishments.
Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 79 years ago the surprise raid on the major U.S. Navy base near Honolulu killed more than 2,400 Americans and left another 1,100 injured. The strike signaled the entry of the United States into World War II.
Over the years Tom completed a series of paintings capturing the events that took place at Pearl Harbor. Visit https://store.tomfreemanart.com/worldwarii.html to learn more.
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