Art Brokerage: Thomas Locker American Artist: b. 1937 - 2012. He was born in New York in 1937. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, he had over 75 solo exhibitions. His work ranged from the delicate to the monumental, but all had one thing in common: the beauty of the natural world. In 1982, Thomas Locker’s career took on a new and even broader dimension. In an effort to connect with a wider audience and educate younger minds, he began work on his first children’s picture book, Where the River Begins. Today, Mr. Locker’s exceptional paintings and illustrations grace the pages of some 30 different books, several of which he also wrote. These unique books have been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious Christopher Award, the John Burroughs Award, and the New York Times Award for best illustration. Thomas Locker’s landscapes have a quality all their own. He has spent his entire life in service to his two great passions: beauty and nature. As a landscape painter and children’s book illustrator, he has always loved painting and nature and he used his painting to express his love for nature. He began to exhibit his art work in 1964 at the Banter Gallery in New York City and subsequently he had more than 50 exhibitions Internationally. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.