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                                                               Tom Ashton Profile

Thomas L. Ashton (Ph.D. Columbia Univ.) is Director of Dryads Green Gallery, which specializes in American
landscape painting from 1850-1950, including masterpiece paintings from Wyant to John Francis Murphy, Bruce
Crane, Hayley Lever, Emile Gruppe, Baum, Lawson, Costigan, Wiggins, Drewes, Schofield, Ritman and ending
with Wolf Kahn. Our catalogue is a virtual membership list of past
National Arts Club Gold Medal winners, and is
available at .

Ashton's academic career, includes service a
s a Professor and Dean of the Graduate School, as well as fellowships
from the Huntington Library, Pforzheimer foundation, the CORO foundation and the NEH. After a stint as
Scholar in Residence at Atlantic Richfield, and in public service, he returned to New York City, to work as Senior
Editor of Chief Executive magazine, the major business leadership publication. He continued as a consultant and
advisor in financial services, and for many years worked in the area of investment strategy and portfolio
management at Prudential Securities, Salomon Bros.,  and chiefly at U.S. Trust. He went on to found Dryads
Green Gallery, which was originally built on his American art collection.
A former member of Salmagundi, he
serves on the Curatorial Committee of the National Arts Club.
He welcome e-mails to: and hopes you will enjoy the gallery website, which includes much commentary
on artists of the early twentieth century.