Thomas Langan Thomas Langan was born in 1942. He is a self-taught artist; his first carvings
were decoys, known as gunning birds and his style was influenced by the
functional design of early American decoys.
Tom began carving full time at age 35 when his subjects grew to include
domestic, farm and forest animals; trade signs; whirligigs, salt water fish and
weathervanes. Most pieces are life size or larger.
Tom's Whistling Swan is in the permanent collection of the Museum of American
Folk Art in Manhattan. His work has gone on world tour including exhibition at
the Smithsonian Institute and at American embassies in Moscow and Bolivia.
Film Documentary: 'Art in America'
Commissions: General Foods Corporation; Carillon Importers (Absolut Vodka);
Private Collections: Robert Bishop; William J. Casey; John Cleese; Roger Karas;
Penny Marshall; Casper Wineburger; Charles Wysocki
Publications: Country Home Magazine; The Absolut Book; New York Times; Newsday;
American Folk Art of the 20th Century; American Country; Weathervanes.
Tom's studio is in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island where he lives with his wife,
Penelope, two Beagles and an American Water Spaniel.