The Turtle Gallery
Thomas Buechner
New York artist Thomas S. Buechner (1926 - 2010) studied at Princeton University, The Art Student's League in New York and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In Amsterdam he studied old master painting techniques with M.M. van Dantzig, a pupil of Max Doerner's. He was then employed as a designer and graphic artist on the Governor's staff in Puerto Rico, and was later appointed to the Display Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1950-1960 The first director of The Corning Museum of Glass
1960-1971 Director of the Brooklyn Museum
1971 Wrote "Norman Rockwell, Artist and Illustrator"
1972 Became president of Steuben Glass, chairman of the Corning Glass Works Foundation and president of the Corning Museum of Glass
1976 Helped to establish the Rockwell Museum and served as its president for ten years
1985 Became a vice president of Corning Glass Works
2000 Wrote "How I Paint"
2007 Wrote "Seeing a Life"

He was an illustrator for the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post's Book World and wrote the glass section for the Encyclopedia Britannica and founded both the Journal of Glass Studies and the New Glass Review.

His work has been shown in galleries all over the world.