Tom Holland

Tom Holland

b. 1936
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Born in 1936 in Seattle Washington, Tom Holland now lives and works in the Bay area, continuing to add to his fifty year painting career. After having attended Cal Berkeley, Holland traveled to Chile on a Fulbright Grant as a young artist. Upon his return to Berkeley, he began a teaching career at the San Francisco Art Institute.  He has also been on the faculty at UCLA and Cal. He received both an NEA Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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In the 1970’s Holland began using materials in his work which were light and strong but which did not require a frame. He continued to make pieces of color out of fiberglass and aluminum which hung on the wall like a stiff tapestry. Holland’s simple materials and innovative approach combining painting with sculpture allowed for his works of art to blend with its environment.
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Holland is known as one of California’s most important contemporary artists, and is represented in galleries and museums across the nation.
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Berkeley Series I
Epoxy, 1970
67-3/4 x 89-1/2 inches (172 x 207 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.004
Berkeley Series II
Epoxy, 1970
59 x 26-1/8 inches (150 x 67 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.005
Green Silver Waves
Fiberglass, 1970
48 x 91-1/8 inches (122 x 232 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.006
Orange Grid
Fiberglass, 1970
57-1/2 x 129 inches (146 x 328 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.007
Silver Translucent
Fiberglass, 1970
86-5/8 x 88-1/8 inches (220 x 224 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.008
Red Green
Epoxy, 1971
56-1/4 x 37 inches (143 x 94 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.009
Ropkin
Epoxy, 1972
48 x 61 inches (122 x 155 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.001
Murray
Epoxy, 1972
48 x 110-1/4 inches (122 x 280 cm)
Gift of Hans Neuendorf
2000.008.010