Thomas W. Lorimer

1941 – 2015

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Thomas W. Lorimer

About Thomas W. Lorimer


Well-known as a contemporary Southwest artist, Thomas W. Lorimer made his home in Sedona, Arizona 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. After graduating, he continued to paint and never looked back. His art can be found in numerous private collections and museums throughout the West.

His great love and admiration for the rough and rugged West of long ago inspired his art. He preserved and portrayed the lifestyle of those times, depicting the frontier days of colonizers, landscapes of sagebrush, cactus, and mesquite, and the excitement of the Gold Rush, stage coaches, and hold ups. Most importantly, Thomas W. Lorimer preserved the outstanding incidents of the pioneer days – the hardships and struggles during an important epoch of our nation’s history.