Tom Loeser (b. 1956) is nationally renowned for his furniture. Drawing inspiration from historical sources, he creates unique functional furniture that is hand-carved and hand-painted to achieve the desired surface texture and colors, integral components of his work. Loeser holds a BA from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, a BFA from Boston University, and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. His work has been featured in exhibitions across the country and is held in collections like those of the Brooklyn Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. He has also received international accolades and has given presentations in several prestigious institutions.