Malloy works to be shown in New Hope

Some of the best artwork of Trenton’s Artist Laureate, Thomas Malloy, will be shown at BOI’s of New Hope Art Gallery starting this Saturday at 4 p.m.

Mr. Malloy, an American impressionist, will be honored and remembered with the largest exhibition of his works since his death in 2008. Mr. Malloy is Trenton’s most well-known and collected watercolor artist.

“The Dean of Artists” will be remembered through a retrospective of his watercolors at the New Hope gallery. The show will feature some of Mr. Malloy’s best work from the last four decades, including incomplete pieces and sketches.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Trenton’s Artist Laureate was born in 1912 into a family of sharecroppers in South Carolina, who eventually moved to Trenton in 1923. Mr. Malloy did not begin his career as an artist until he was into his mid 50s, after working in factories and in a religious capacity.

On November 17th, 2001, the City of Trenton made a formal presentation to Mr. Malloy, naming him the official Artist Laureate of Trenton.

The presentation took place at The City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park in the West Ward.

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