Thomas Caleb Goggans

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Thomas Caleb Goggans

United States

Named a "Top Ten in Tennessee" artist by the Portrait Society Of America, Thomas Caleb Goggans is a contemporary naturalist painter, outdoorsman, and art instructor. Goggans portraits and paintings are eagerly sought after and can be found in public and private collections across the country.
          Having studied with internationally acclaimed painters from the age of eleven, Goggans received his formal training at the rigorous Lyme Academy in New England as an Adams, Wardlaw, and National Merit Scholar. After graduating with honors, he was drawn back to the hills and streams of Appalachia, where he established his studio on Signal Mountain, TN. Surrounded by the land and people which feed his inspiration and imagination, Goggans work explores the rich contrasts found in the natural world and human experience. Compelled by changes in season, he is drawn to wandering other regions, capturing the fascination and wonder they hold for him through the materials of his craft. 
           In recent years, Goggans has received many accolades, from being featured in national level workshops, to museum presentations and exhibits, iincluding being a finalist in the 2020 International Portrait Competitiona, and awarded a commission to sculpt seven National Medal of Honor Recipients which were unveiled in the spring of 2020 with the opening of the Charles H. Coolidge Museum, a National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, TN. 

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