(1921 - 2017)
Thomas Waddelow was active/lived in California, Arizona. Thomas Waddelow is known for ceramics, marine painting.
Biography Thomas Waddelow
Thomas “Tom” Waddelow shared his stories as part of the Arizona LGBTQ Storytelling Project. He discussed his involvement with World War II in the Battle of the Bulge, which earned him the respected Purple Heart military decoration.
He discussed his acceptance of his sexuality late into his 30’s as dating or relationships were rare or none existent in his earlier years. He tells of his few relationships throughout his life as a gay man.
He tells of his excellent work as a painter in his later years and his involvement in the Festival of Arts hosted in California where he became well known for his work.
"Thomas Waddelow-Individual Oral History Interview," Arizona Queer Archives, September 21, 2016
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