B. 1939, Scotland
Tom Duncan’s love for sculpture began at age 4 when he was given a clay set by his aunt. Born in Scotland in 1939 just before World War II broke out, he moved with his mother and brother to New York City in 1947. Much of Duncan’s artwork reflects memories of his childhood during the war. He is an original tenant at Westbeth. In his studio, he has created mixed media pieces like Dedicated to Coney Island and Portrait of Tom with a Migraine Headache, each of which took decades to complete.
Duncan’s work has been exhibited widely including at Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York), the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore), and Halle Saint Pierre (Paris).