Timothy J. Clark, Artist

Timothy J. Clark’s expressive interiors, urban landscapes, figures and personal still lifes have been celebrated in solo museum exhibitions on both coasts and in the heart of the country. A modern, master figurative painter, he recasts traditions of painting for a new generation.

Moulton Museum exhibition

February 10 – March 9, 2024

Opening, Saturday, February 10
1 – 5 PM

The intimate gallery at the Moulton Museum is a warm venue for these recent, personal paintings in oil and watercolor. Please join us there.

Moulton Museum
25256 Cabot Road
Laguna Hills, California 92653

949 868-7386

Tuesday – Thursday, 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturdays, 1 – 5 PM

“Timothy J. Clark and I have deep roots in Orange County. I was first drawn to his art and am now proud that our shared zest for life, culture, and nature have made valued amigos of an artist and a descendent of a ranching family. I’ve chosen paintings that I love and I believe you will be moved by them too.

— Jared Mathis, President, Moulton Museum

Doheny Inspirations
Freeway Near Moulton Ranch
Bicycle Reflection


National Portrait Gallery acquires my portrait of Faith Ringgold

The Smithsonian/National portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. has purchased my drawing of Faith Ringgold and Die.

Faith Ringgold is one of the world’s most important living artists. Her painting Die hangs in a place of honor next to Picasso’s Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon at the Museum of Modern Art in New York after recently ceremoniously replacing Monet’s Waterlilies.

It is my honor to call Faith a friend.

To see my Instagram post on this, please click here.


Remembering Philip Pearlstein – On December 17, 2022, legendary artist Philip Pearlstein passed in New York City at age 98. I was privileged to call Philip a friend and have great regard for his ground-breaking realist art at a time when abstraction prevailed. I will miss him dearly.

Tom Harvey, Timothy Clark, and Philip Pearlstein

On October 1st, 2022, I was honored to join in unveiling three portraits of judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit—all ground-breaking alumni of the BU School of Law.

Judge Sandra Lynch (center) and Judge Rogeriee Thompson (right) removed the covering of their portraits, and Mrs. Judy Torruella unveiled the portrait of her late husband, Judge Juan Torruella.

I painted all three portraits over the last eighteen months, with sittings and great help from the Judges and their families. I chose over-sized archival paper and the most light-fast pigments to represent both the durability and the delicacy of the law.

Judge Sandra Lynch
Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson
Judge Juan R. Torruella

The appointment of these three Judges by Presidents Reagan, Clinton, and Obama changed the makeup of the Boston-based United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Judge Torruella became the first Hispanic to serve on the Court; Judge Lynch became the first woman, and is to this day, the only woman to have served as Chief Judge on the Court. Judge Thompson is the first African-American to have been appointed to the Court.

It's an honor to have created these paintings, which in turn honor these ground-breaking Judges. Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, who envisioned these paintings as a statement of both honor and inclusivity, spoke with passion and commitment as the paintings were seen for the first time in Barrister Hall.

Recent Exhibitions

Timothy J. Clark, Modern Master
February 27th - March 24th, 2023
By appointment only

Lois Wagner Fine Arts, Inc.
15 East 71st Street, #2A
New York, NY 10021
lwagnerfinearts -at- gmail.com / 917 593-2610

Watercolor paintings, and watercolor portraits from Family Reunion, Clark’s recent solo exhibition at Howard University in Washington D.C.

To read ArtDaily’s review of the exhibition, please click here.

Foyer Lights

Portrait of James Little

American Travelers:
A Watercolor Journey through Spain, Portugal and Mexico

Featuring the Contemporary Work of Timothy J. Clark
June 17 - October 16, 2022
The Hispanic Society Museum & Library
New York, NY

Watercolors from the Hispanic Society's collection of North American artists, including John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassam, and featuring recent contemporary works from Spain, Mexico and Portugal by Timothy J. Clark. For further information about this exhibition please click here.

Paula Zahn, on Channel 13’s NYC Arts weekly program, discusses the exhibition and my work in this three-minute video.

El Pais, Spain's newspaper of record, wrote an extensive review, reproducing images of my watercolors.

The New Criterion wrote that “contemporary works by the watercolor painter Timothy J. Clark are every bit as transporting [as the historical works]." (You can read a reprint here.)

Curator Emeritus Marcus Burke in front of Tim’s painting of Los Borrachos which is surrounded by a Zuloaga on the left side and an El Greco portrait of Saint Luke on the right. A major Goya is just outside of this picture taken at the Hispanic Society Museum in NYC
El Transparente

El Transparente, my watercolor painting expressing the mystery of Toledo’s Cathedral, has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York City.

Zahara Rooftops

Stepping into the Light


Mexican Bicycle

My solo exhibition, Family Reunion: Portraits by Timothy J. Clark, was on view at Howard University’s Gallery of Art in Washington DC from January 22 through March 17, 2022.

Click here to view a virtual tour of the exhibition.

Dr. Michael White

Recent Acquisitions

Two of the portraits in my exhibition Family Reunion have been acquired for Howard University’s permanent collection:

Teddy Buckner

Lisa Standing

I had the pleasure last year of painting a watercolor portrait of well-known attorney Tom Tureen

Tom Tureen

“Timothy Clark’s gossamer layering of colors reanimates everything he paints, so that even the familiar is seen anew.”

—Tom Freudenheim,
Art Historian, Curator, and Critic


“Timothy J. Clark stands among the American masters of watercolor, past and present.”

—Malcolm Warmer
Former Director, Laguna Art Museum


“The luminous watercolors of Timothy J. Clark are the successors to Sargent’s ethereal atmospheres of light, mist and color.

—Michael Brown, Ph.D
Curator of Art, San Diego Museum of Art


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