Thomas Brownell Eldred was a painter and printmaker renown for his style of geometric abstraction.
Thomas Brownell Eldred was born in Climax, Michigan in the year 1903.
Eldred graduated from Kalamazoo College located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Eldred studied economics because there was no art program at Kalamazoo College at the time.
He went on to enroll at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Years later after relocating to New York City Eldred attended the Art Student’s League of New York where he studied with the great draftsman and painter Thomas Hart Benton.
Eldred was also an accomplished lithographer. He also taught printmaking at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
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The artist worked in many mediums including watercolor, gouache, oils, ink, and lithography.
Thomas Brownell Eldred passed away in 1993.
Works by the artist can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum of Art.
Thomas Brownell Eldred had an excellent sense of design. His style of geometric abstraction used the basic shapes in innovative ways that bring to mind the work of Wassily Kandinsky.