Tom Judd

Tom Judd (b. 1952) intentionally combines unrelated layers of information to depict and evoke memories, making his paintings a home for unclassifiable information. Some of his work uses contemporary reproduction of floral designs to fuse nature with culture. In addition to European wallpaper designs, his works have included designs drawn from Tibetan textiles, pages of yearbooks photos, text from encyclopedias, renderings of sculpture, dressmaker patterns, maps, and many other elements. His work has been included in many public and private collections worldwide including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Franklin Bowles Galleries in New York City, and the Edward Day Gallery in Toronto. He has also participated in solo and group exhibitions across the country. Judd was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a BFA in painting at the Philadelphia College of Art and continues to live and work in Philadelphia today.

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