Tom Artin: “ICELAND”

About the Exhibit

Through February 28, 2021

Gallery Hours by Appointment. Call 845-359-0258

Art may also be viewed during Roost Restaurant’s hours of operation, Wednesday through Monday (Closed Tuesday). Doors open @ 5 PM. 

This exhibit presents a selection from the 265 images of Iceland, taken on a trip around the island nation in 2008.

“ICELAND” is presented in Gallery One.

To learn more about Tom’s trip to Iceland, visit

Exhibit curated by Carole Perry

About the Artist

Born: November 12,1938, Bloomington, Indiana

Education: Princeton University, BA, 1960, Ph. D., 1968

Tom Artin is a photographer living in Rockland County, New York. His subjects range from landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes to portraits, florals and still lifes.  Artin began taking, developing, and printing images in the early 1950s. 

The majority of Artin’s photographs originate as medium format images shot on film with vintage Rolleiflexes and a Hasselblad, though he also works with 4”x5” and 8”x10” view cameras.  In recent years, he has added digital cameras to his toolbox, specifically several Sony cameras outfitted with Carl Zeiss lenses.  In the digital lightroom, he processes images scanned from negatives and transparencies in Photoshop and prints on Hahnemühle water-color type papers via Conetech Piezography, a Quad-tone digital black and white printing process developed for the Epson inkjet printers.

In the 1950’s Artin outfitted his own dedicated darkroom at home and devoted his high school senior chemistry project to the chemistry of photography, which included fabricating and printing on his own photographic paper.  In 1956, he worked as photographic assistant to William Vandivert, staff photographer for Life and Time magazines, and one of the founders of Magnum.  Tom’s photographic career ran in parallel with a career as medieval scholar and college teacher, which he left in 1979 to pursue yet a third a career as a professional jazz musician. 

In recent decades, Artin’s work has been primarily in the fine-art category, though he has done fashion and other commercial photography for both print and the internet.  Artin’s studio, in Sparkill, NY, serves also as his lightroom.  His images and fine art posters are sold world-wide. He is currently represented by Artography Limited: and

Tom Artin can be reached at

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