Thomas Nozkowski (1944-2019) was born in New Jersey and received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 1967. He lived and worked in New York.
A critically acclaimed and influential abstract painter, Nozkowski made small and medium sized paintings on panel or paper. Characterized by innovative color and composition, Nozkowski's work is based on close observation of his surroundings. Abstracted forms are derived from shapes and patterns found in nature and from man made objects in the urban environment. This inspiration provides unexpected arrangements of color and form which can be equally jarring or beautiful, and always strikingly original in feeling. Nozkowski made few etchings in his career. When Harlan & Weaver published his first forays into the medium, he embraced the technique and created two complex color aquatints.