Thomas Malloy (b. 1913-d. 2008) moved to Trenton, New Jersey from Dillon, South Carolina in 1923. Though he always had an inclination toward drawing and other artistic skills, it was not until after his marriage to Dorothy Buck in 1967 that he began exhibiting his paintings. His wife was an inspirational force, encouraging Thomas to associate with other artists and publicly show.
Mainly painting in watercolor, he was a member of the Trenton Artists Workshop Association, The Garden State Watercolor Society and the National League of Professional Artists. In the mid-1950s he began painting scenes and sites of the city of Trenton, works he often sold for little money because he wanted everybody to be able to afford fine art.
Tom Malloy died on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at age 95 in Trenton.
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Obituary, Mercer County News, August 17, 2008
Information courtesy of Lonn Braender