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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 Salmagundi members, and is available at .

Ashton's academic career, includes service at the Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst, both as a Professor
and Associate 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. He welcome e-mails to: and hopes you will enjoy the
gallery website, which includes much commentary on Salmagundi artists of the early twentieth century.