(1932 - 2015)
Tom Dale (Thomas) Palmerton was active/lived in Nebraska, Iowa. Tom Palmerton is known for modernist sculpture, regional landscape and figure painting.
Biography Tom Palmerton
Following is an obituary of Tom Palmerton.
Thomas Dale Palmerton was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on December 9, 1932 to Fred Karence and Ethel (Strang) Palmerton. Thomas was one of seven children.
Tom grew up hunting and fishing around Lake Manawa. He taught himself the art of taxidermy and also made his own canoe by the age of 17.
Tom enlisted in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He spent his entire enlistment in France painting the mess hall walls because of a knee injury, thus starting his interest in art. After his service in the Army he returned to the states where he received his formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute.
On February 13, 1955 Tom married his high school sweetheart Carol Potkonja
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