Tom Yost (N/A) Contemporary, American
Birthplace/Origin: Portland, Oregon / NYC / Litchfield County, CT
Tom Yost was born and raised in the greater Portland, Oregon, area. Attending parochial and public schools, he was fortunate in receiving a well-rounded education which included art history as well as practical classes in fine art. From an early age Tom drew and painted surrounded by his creative siblings.
In 1988 Tom moved to New York City to apprentice with his brother Jim in his sibling’s well established art conservation business. Here Tom’s years of painting prepared him to practice many of the essentials required in fine art restoration. Moreover, his background in science brought to his work a complementary degree of sophistication and expertise in this highly technical as well as artistically challenging arena of conservation.
Tom opened his own studio, Yost Painting Restoration in New York in 1990. Tom and his staff of trained professionals and apprentices soon built a prestigious client list which included well known galleries, museums and art dealers from across the nation as well as many private art collectors. Relocating his base to Connecticut in 1998, he continued doing business as Yost Conservation LLC.
Throughout his formative years, and during the professional years of his adulthood, Tom has always found time to make his own paintings. Undoubtedly working on so many great masterpieces influenced Tom’s own style.
He continues to explore the countryside in Litchfield County, CT and produce works that capture the natural beauty and moments of inspiration found in Connecticut’s landscape. Recognized by juried awards, Tom’s highly regarded realism and carefully crafted images reflect the refinement and skill of an emerging American master.