Art & Art History

Tom Parker

Professor Tom Parker is an Emeritus Professor of Art and Art History, and for 18 years the Art Department Chair at Drury University. Parker has has been with Drury University since 1980. He has taught a wide variety of art history courses at Drury including 19th Century French, Native American Architecture, History of Photography, Modern Art, Pre-historic Art, Ancient Art, Theory and Criticism of Art, and Art and Architecture History I and II as well as specializing in the studio courses of drawing and foundations.

Tom Parker currently directs the masters degree program in Studio Art and Theory (MART).

Parker regularly exhibits his art both in solo shows and group shows. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards. His work has been seen in major museums around the country, including the Whitney Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the St. Louis City Museum, the Springfield Art Museum, the Des Moines Art Center, the Souix City Center, and the Gallery du Temple in Lacoste, France.

Photo Galleries

  • $1,000 Modular Shack on Toby's Nose, NY 1972
    $1,000 Modular Shack on Toby's Nose, NY 1972
    $1,000 Modular Shack 1972
  • Roof 55 Mercer Gallery 1972
    Roof 55 Mercer Gallery 1972
    Roof 55 Mercer Gallery '72
  • California House 1975
    California House 1975
    California House 1975
  • Highlandville House 1988
    Highlandville House 1988
    Highlandville House 1988
  • Highlandville House 1988
    Highlandville House 1988
    Highlandville House 1988
  • House on Malibu Lake 1975
    House on Malibu Lake 1975
    House on Malibu Lake 1975
  • House on Malibu Lake 1975
    House on Malibu Lake 1975
    House on Malibu Lake 1975
  • Malibu Lake Window 1975
    Malibu Lake Window 1975
    Malibu Lake Window 1975
  • Sophie's Swing 1985
    Sophie's Swing 1985
    Sophie's Swing 1985
  • Farm Bauhaus SMOCA 2000
    Farm Bauhaus SMOCA 2000
    Farm Bauhaus SMOCA 2000
  • A Little Buzz on Wallstreet 2012
    A Little Buzz on Wallstreet 2012
    A Little Buzz on Wallstree
  • Ab Frescoe 2000
    Ab Frescoe 2000
    Ab Frescoe 2000
  • An Island in the Flood 2010
    An Island in the Flood 2010
    An Island in the Flood 201
  • Arches of Lacoste 2006
    Arches of Lacoste 2006
    Arches of Lacoste 2006
  • Big Cinnamon SMOCA 2000
    Big Cinnamon SMOCA 2000
    Big Cinnamon SMOCA 2000
  • Blue Stones 2012
    Blue Stones 2012
    Blue Stones 2012
  • Burn et al 2012
    Burn et al 2012
    Burn et al 2012
  • Burn It 2012
    Burn It 2012
    Burn It 2012
  • Crossing 2009
    Crossing 2009
    Crossing 2009
  • Echoes of Thera 2010
    Echoes of Thera 2010
    Echoes of Thera 2010
  • Egress 2007
    Egress 2007
    Egress 2007
  • Escape 2013
    Escape 2013
    Escape 2013
  • Farm Bird 2012
    Farm Bird 2012
    Farm Bird 2012
  • Favored Son 2010
    Favored Son 2010
    Favored Son 2010
  • Harbor Excavation #8 2009
    Harbor Excavation #8 2009
    Harbor Excavation #8 2009
  • Hat Collection 2012
    Hat Collection 2012
    Hat Collection 2012
  • I Am So- 2011
    I Am So- 2011
    I Am So- 2011
  • I Want to Stand on a Pyramid 2000
    I Want to Stand on a Pyramid 2000
  • Marked Son 2010
    Marked Son 2010
    Marked Son 2010
  • Memory of Atlantis 2012
    Memory of Atlantis 2012
    Memory of Atlantis 2012
  • Monument for John Henry 2009
    Monument for John Henry 2009
    Monument for John Henry 20
  • Night Drummer 2010
    Night Drummer 2010
    Night Drummer 2010
  • Omnispook Confronts Abstraction 2013
    Omnispook Confronts Abstraction 2013
  • Omnispook Visits With Balsac 2012
    Omnispook Visits With Balsac 2012
  • Out of Atlantis with No Papers 2012
    Out of Atlantis with No Papers 2012
  • Promising Start 2009
    Promising Start 2009
    Promising Start 2009
  • Proof of Gravity 2012
    Proof of Gravity 2012
    Proof of Gravity 2012
  • Snake 1999
    Snake 1999
    Snake 1999
  • Stone Memories 2012
    Stone Memories 2012
    Stone Memories 2012
  • The Bauhaus Three 2009
    The Bauhaus Three 2009
    The Bauhaus Three 2009
  • The Sacking of Troy 2010
    The Sacking of Troy 2010
    The Sacking of Troy 2010
  • The Seige of Carborundum 2010
    The Seige of Carborundum 2010
    The Seige of Carborundum 2
  • Wilderness Drone 2010
    Wilderness Drone 2010
    Wilderness Drone 2010
  • Workout 2010
    Workout 2010
    Workout 2010
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