Thomas Paquette: America's River Re-Explored:
Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN
Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
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|About the artist, in brief
Thomas Paquette grew up in Minneapolis, and has painted full-time since finishing his Master of Fine Art degree in Painting in 1988. His works have been shown in more than fifty solo exhibitions in galleries and museums from coast to coast, including prominent galleries in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington DC. Past one-man museum exhibitions include Erie Art Museum, Evansville Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Quick Center for the Arts, The Rockwell Museum, Wildling Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Paquette earned his MFA in Painting on a full fellowship at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a BFA degree in Painting from Bemidji State University (graduating summa cum laude).
Artist-in-residence awards include three National Parks (Acadia, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain), the American Academy in Rome, the Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange (Greece), Blue Mountain Center, and, for three years, at the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (Miami).
Paquette paintings have been commissioned by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Queen Mary II, and the state governments of Minnesota, Montana, Maine. His paintings have been selected to hang in nineteen U.S. embassies on five continents, including Rome, Athens, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Taipei, and Santiago.
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