Artwork by Tom Knapp
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About the Artist
Tom Knapp was born in 1925 in Wyoming. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Through the GI Bill he attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. He was employed as an animation artist by the Mountain Bell Telephone Company and by Walt Disney before deciding in 1969 to sculpt full time.
Tom and his wife Dorothy Bell Knapp, also an artist, live in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where they each have a studio in addition to a foundry and gallery. There he creates sculpture using the lost wax process in addition to teaching an conducting workshops on the process.
Tom Knapp is listed in Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in American Art and Samuel’s Contemporary Western Artists.