Thomas Langan was born in 1942. He is a self-taught artist; his first carvings were decoys, known as gunning birds and his style was influenced by the functional design of early American decoys.
Tom began carving full time at age 35 when his subjects grew to include domestic, farm and forest animals; trade signs; whirligigs, salt water fish and weathervanes. Most pieces are life size or larger.
Tom's Whistling Swan is in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Folk Art in Manhattan. His work has gone on world tour including exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute and at American embassies in Moscow and Bolivia.
  • Film Documentary: 'Art in America'
  • Commissions: General Foods Corporation; Carillon Importers (Absolut Vodka); Merrill-Lynch
  • Private Collections: Robert Bishop; William J. Casey; John Cleese; Roger Karas; Penny Marshall; Caspar Weinberger; Charles Wysocki
  • Publications: Country Home Magazine; The Absolut Book; New York Times; Newsday; American Folk Art of the 20th Century; American Country; Weathervanes.

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1216 Hunters Ridge Road
Canton, NC 28716

Telephone: (516) 314-2821
eMail: tplangan4@gmail.com

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