Thomas Aloysius O’Callaghan

Thomas O'Callaghan

Title: Artist, Librarian
Company: National Gallery of Art
Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Thomas Aloysius O’Callaghan, Artist and Librarian at the National Gallery of Art, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the realm of artistic expression.

With nearly 40 years of professional excellence in the art industry, Mr. O’Callaghan is a celebrated figure in his areas of expertise. An image specialist for Spanish art at the National Gallery of Art since 2007, he previously served as an associate slide librarian at the same institution from 1988 to 2007 and a senior museum assistant in education at The Phillips Collection from 1980 to 1984. Alongside his professional endeavors, he additionally acted as a board member of the International Artists Support Group from 1998 to 2001.

A prolific artist and author, Mr. O’Callaghan has penned several works in magazines, contributed to podcasts, and showcased his art in various exhibits. In 2017, he wrote the article “The Führerprojekt Goes to Washington” in the Burlington Magazine, and he was a guest speaker in the podcast “Patrimony in Peril” in 2014. His work has been displayed in various one-man and group exhibits in such galleries as the National Gallery of Art, the Alex Gallery, the Corcoan Gallery of Art, and the Beethoven Society of America, Inc. Notably, his work has been featured in “Capital to Capital” in Bonn, Germany.

Interested in art from a young age, Mr. O’Callaghan remembers drawing and painting as a toddler with the encouragement of his mother. Commencing his career as a student exploring the arts, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University in 1975. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Fine Arts in painting from American University in 1980. He was certified in slide curators basic training by the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin in 1989.

A member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Mr. O’Callaghan has been honored with several accolades for his work throughout his career. He received the Special Service Award from the National Gallery of Art in 1997, 2011, and 2017. In addition, he was a Graduate Art Study Scholar at the National Society of Arts and Letters in 1976. Furthermore, he was deemed a Robert H. Smith Fellow, as well as a landscape painting fellow by the Artists for the Environmental Foundation at the Delaware Water Gap in the mid-1970s.

In recognition of his exceptional achievements in art, Mr. O’Callaghan has been selected for inclusion in the 60th and 61st editions of Who’s Who in America and the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the World. Additionally, he was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and traveling, and Mr. O’Callaghan aspires to continue writing in the future, expanding his creativity to other avenues of expression.

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