Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Tom Schaller is now based in Los Angeles where he devotes himself full-time to fine artwork in the watercolor medium. Tom is a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize , President Emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and a recipient of a Graham Foundation Grant. He has authored two books; the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He is currently at work on his third book, The Architecture of Light – also the title of his recently released video and DVD series by F&W Media Group and Artist Network TV. He is also in great demand around the world as a leading instructor in the field of fine arts .
Mr. Schaller is one of the few watercolor artists to be featured in The American Masters Exhibition 2015 at the famed Salmagundi Club in NYC. His work has also been accepted into many prestigious international juried exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society,the Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club, the Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial, the Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial, China:The Masters of Watercolor Exhibition; St. Petersberg; The World Watermedia Exposition;Thailand; Acquarello in Fabriano, Italy: Eau en Couleurs, Belgium, Salon de L’Aquarelle du Haillan , France; and Tom was the US Juror 2015 for Watercolor International II, Greece. His work has also been included in major exhibitions in Madrid, Moscow,Turkey, Mexico City, South Korea, Vietnam, Columbia, etc. Examples of his work have recently been added to the permanent collection of the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin and the Pacific Arts Foundation in Newport Beach. His work is collected world-wide and he has been profiled in a great many books, magazines, and other recent publications around the world.
A Signature Member of the AWS, and the NWWS, Tom was also elected Artist Member of the California Art Club, and the Salmagundi Club, NYC, and is an active member of many professional arts organizations. He is a founding member of the group; North American Watercolor Artists.