Thomas W. Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect, and author based in Los Angeles. As a renowned architectural artist, he received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferris Memorial Prize. He has authored three books; the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor (VNR – McGraw Hill) The Art of Architectural Drawing . (J.Wiley and Sons), and Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light : Watercolor Paintings by a Master — a retrospective of his recent artwork released by North Light Books / F+W Media: Penguin /Random House in 2018. Artist Network Television has produced two best-selling series of instructional Videos and DVDs of his technique and Streamline Video is producing a new DVD of his process in 2020
His work is collected world-wide and is part of a number of permanent collections including The Johhan Museum: Shanghai: The Watermark Museum; Fabriano: The Tchoban Foundation; Berlin: The Pacific Arts Foundation; Newport Beach, The Museum of Watercolor, Mexico City. His artwork has been featured in prestigious International Watercolor Masters exhibitions in over twenty countries including First Annual Universal Watercolor Exposition, Shanghai; International Watercolor Masters 2020, England: Three Modern Masters Exhibition with John Salminen and Dean Mitchell; Manatee Art Center; Bradenton, Florida: Fabriano in Aquarello ,Italy 2016-20; Marché d’Acqua, Fabriano: The Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club NYC: Master Exhibition of Watercolor; Johhan Museum of Art; Shanghai, Lake-Blue Heaven — Qingdao, China: Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial, National Watercolor Society/China Exchange Exhibition, Masters of Watercolor; St Petersburg. and in the USA in exhibitions of The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Architecture in Perspective, among many others. He has been a featured presenter at the Plein-Air Conference PACE in San Diego2018 and Denver 2020, the Roman Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, the California Art Club, and the Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow.
In 2019 he was awarded the Abu Rawash Master Award and in 2017, was a finalist for the Lynx Prize for Contemporary Art; Trieste. His paintings and writing have been featured in a great many books, magazines, and arts publications including The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, The Art of Watercolour, Practique des Arts, Los Angeles Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and a series of the books, Splash: the Best of Watercolor by North Light Books from 2011 — 2020. A Signature Member of many arts organizations including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America and elected a member of the International Masters of Watercolor Alliance in 2019. Tom is a Brand Ambassador for Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials, was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of American Watercolor Weekly and elected Artist Member of the California Art Club and the Salmagundi Art Club, NYC. He is president emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators and a founding member of the group; North American Watercolor Artists.