Timothy J. Clark, Artist

When the Art Students League celebrated its 125th anniversary, The New York Times listed a dozen “Luminaries of the League”. Amongst those names was Timothy J. Clark. His work has been the focus of numerous curated solo museum exhibitions, most recently at California’s Laguna Art Museum and at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago. In collections including the Smithsonian/National Portrait Gallery, the City Museum of New York, Maine’s Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Butler Museum of American Art in Ohio, Clark stands as a modern master figurative painter known for his command of composition, drawing and color, moving the continuum of art language with commitment and power.



Timothy J Clark: Masterworks on Paper

December 7, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72001

Church of the Miracle

"Clark reminds us that watercolor is about how time looks and feels, special moments that can simultaneously resonate with a consoling past but be brought close to our reverberating present through a master’s knowing touch."

—Christopher Crosman, Curator

Learn more at FSRAM.org

Listen to a podcast of an interview with Tim Clark and curator Chris Crosman.

California Masters: Modern Realist Works from the Hilbert Collection

October 27 2018 - April 27, 2019

Hilbert Museum of California Art
Chapman University
167 N. Atchison Street
Orange, California 92866

Tim with Museum founder Mark Hilbert standing in front of Prague Concert at the Exhibition Opening.

The Museum, which recently acquired the painting, notes that, "Clark stands as a modern master figurative painter known for his command of composition, drawing and color. He has uncanny skills."


Tim speaking with renowned modern figurative painter Philip Pearlstein and noted art historian Tom Freudenheim at the Art Students League earlier this year.

Tim with Wayne Thiebaud discussing drawing and art education at the Art Students League on May 15.

Chatting with Faith Ringgold in NY about her upcoming exhibition at the Tate

Recent Acquisitions

The Hilbert Museum at Chapman University, Orange, California has acquired two Timothy Clark paintings for their permanent collection.

Berlin Bicycle

Prague Concert

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College opened its inaugural exhibition, The Figure in American Art, at their Affiliation Celebration on June 9th and included my watercolor painting, The Snake Charmer.

“Woven through Timothy J. Clark’s paintings are unique combinations of visual and emotional stimuli….His sense of space, light and composition combine to create graphic tensions which intrigue beyond the beautifully-painted forms of the subjects.”

—Will Barnet, N.A.

“Clark’s ostensibly forthright watercolors…not only are glittering in their execution – bathed in sunlight, swathed in shadow, shimmering with sure-handed yet expansive and textured brushwork on papers by Fabriano, d’Arches, and Winsor & Newton – but also embody the postmodern concept of art-as-idea. These are no ‘pretty pictures,’ but diffidently profound documents of human existence.”

—Dr. Lisa Farrington

“Timothy J. Clark’s delicious watercolors remind me of the Italian word for a particularly fluent, graceful, and refreshing performance in any of the arts – sprezzatura, which means making a difficult task look effortless, like the relaxed, soaring leap of a superb athlete who has spent years preparing for this moment of triumph.”

—Donald Holden, N.A.

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