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Composition of a House, ca. 1940

Composition of a House, ca. 1940

Thomas Flavell (1906 – 1975)

Thomas Flevell studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He is well known for his paintings of buildings in old Philadelphia neighborhoods. Flavell was also a Pennsylvania WPA artist.

Thomas Flevell has work in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum, which were a gift of the Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. These works were acquired through the Pennsylvania WPA.

He was born in Cynwyd, PA. and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) with Grace Thorpe Gemberling.

Exhibited: PAFA, 1934, 1938, 1944; MMA, 1945, 1946; WMAA; Woodmere Art Gal.; Phila. Sketch Club; Cheltenham (PA) Art Center; Germantown Art Lg., 1937.

Member: Woodmere Art Gal.; PAFA (fellow)

Work: PMA; State Mus., Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington Soc. FA; White House, Washington, DC; Friends Country Day School, Overbrook, PA; Woodmere Art Gal.

Portions of this Biography are from the Archives of AskART