LandSCAPES: Tom Branch
December 8, 2009 - January 3, 2010
Mamá Art Cafe is pleased to present the work of local resident, Tom Branch. The selected works show Branch’s interest in nature and unusual landscapes, specifically those of the Southwest and Central America, where Branch has traveled extensively. His artistic inspiration comes from masters such as Van Gogh, Goya and Picasso as well as Pre-Colombian structures of Central America, such as the Teaotihucan murals in Mexico.
Now retired, Branch has been painting since his youth in Ohio. A long-time resident of San Francisco, Branch studied at the San Francisco Art Institute at the same time as famous artists such as Richard Deibenkorn, Willem de Kooning, and Manuel Neri.
While he was not able to finish his art studies, because he was recruited in the draft, Branch was deeply influenced by these years spent in North Beach, where the beats such as Allen Ginsberg and Tim O’Leary were sparking creative energy. For the last 25 years, he has called the Outer Mission “home” and appreciates this district because he believes that “you can still feel the flavor of the way [San Francisco] once was.”
Saturday, December 12, 7 - 10 pm
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