Thomas W. Lorimer is most well-known as a contemporary Southwest artist, and particularly an Arizona artist. He lived in Sedona, Arizona for 36 years, and was an active member of the local museums, churches, arts organizations and his community.
Growing up in the Midwest and having a gift for drawing and painting, Thomas attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and worked for a few years in commercial art. He eventually went west to California, and enrolled in and graduated from The Art Center College of Design in Los Angles. He was blessed there to have several great instructors who encouraged him to pursue fine art. He began painting from graduation and never looked back. His art can be found in numerous private collections and museums throughout the West.
Like many painters, Lorimer was also a collector. He collected that which he painted: the artifacts of the Old West -- the items that made up the lives of the cowboys and Indians he painted. His collection was extensive, and when examined, clearly shows his love for the Southwest he called home, its residents past and present, and the western way of life.
We are proud to offer items from Thomas Lorimer’s Estate, including his artwork, as well as many Native American and cowboy artifacts. Additional pieces will be offered at our June Fort Worth auction as well. Thomas used to come to the Cody Old West Shows to shop, and was a visitor to Brian’s store in Cody way back in the day. He was always a nice guy, with a good eye, and a kind word. It’s clear in talking to people who knew him that he will be widely missed.