Iowa City, Iowa
Tomás Lasansky is a representational painter who is interested in American history and significant figures of the past.
Lasansky was born in Iowa City, Iowa where he continues to live and work in the 10,500 square foot Lasansky Gallery & Studio, a combined gallery and studio for printmaking and painting that he shares with his brother, artist Charlie Lasansky.
The Lasansky name is well known in the art world both for their prolific oeuvres, Tomás alone has created over 2000 works, as well as the number of artists in the family. The son of internationally renowned printmaker Mauricio Lasansky, Tomás lived a creative childhood surrounded by five older siblings and an extended family that celebrated every facet of the arts. This creative upbringing gave way to years of classical fine art training in the Old World tradition that Lasansky novelly applies to his New World subjects.
Lasansky’s work has been collected nationally and internationally including the Spencer Museum of Art and the United States Embassies in Latvia, Indonesia, and Serbia among others. Lasansky has exhibited his work extensively throughout the country, and he has won numerous awards and honors from more than a hundred competitive juried exhibitions.