Thomas F. Vroman
Class of 1943
Tomas F. Vroman graduated from Olean High in 1943 and later attended the Beaux Art School in Paris and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He enjoyed a career as an accomplished painter, which has earned him numerous awards from various art organizations the world over.
During World War II, Mr. Vroman applied his artistic talents to highly unique projects needed to fulfill the direct requirements of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Bradley, General John Lee and others. He was a member of an elite team assigned to the intelligence unit of the European Theatre Headquarters. Mr. Vroman’s paintings have been selected by the United States Information Agency and Department of State to tour Russia in exhibitions, and his work has also been exhibited in France. He was chosen as one of the 13 leading contemporary artists in the United States.
As an artist, designer and businessman, Mr. Vroman worked in New York City for many years, founding Thomas Vroman Associates as a design and marketing communications firm. Mr. Vroman also co-authored a book entitled “Design Sources and Resources.”