Thomas S. Hoffman was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1952. He is a realist painter whose work has evolved from autobiographical to social commentary to still life. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. After learning all that he could on his own, Hoffman earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1989, and an MFA from Northwestern University in 1991. While at Northwestern he studied with James Valerio, a realist painter. Hoffman is an associate instructor in painting and drawing at the University of Utah and was an associate instructor at Westminster College. His paintings have been exhibited at the Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art where Crush (2000) is featured in its permanent collection. Oil on Linen is another example of his still life painting. His work was also featured in national juried exhibitions, Contemporary Realism '96 and Contemporary Realism III in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 'A' Gallery in Salt Lake City represents his work. Biography adapted from material supplied by the artist.