(1910 - 1985)
Joshua Tolford was active/lived in Massachusetts, Wisconsin. Joshua Tolford is known for painting, illustration.
Biography Joshua Tolford
Joshua Tolford (1910-1985)
He was an important member of the Rockport/Gloucester/Cape Ann art colony. Born in Wisconsin, he studied and painted in the Gloucester/Rockport Mass. area. He was a student of Anthony Thieme. Tolford was a juried member of the Rockport Art Association from 1941-1958. He was an artist for the WPA in the 1940's and also illustrated many popular books.
Perhaps he is best remembered, along with his wife Irina, for running the "Home Industries Shop" in Gloucester-the first marketing outlet for the legendary Folly Cove Designers. A group of artists in the Cape Ann area committed themselves to the arts and crafts movement under the tutelage of Virgina Demetrios who taught desig
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