Tom Cramer
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"Tom Cramer" is an United States/American artist working in Portland, Oregon/Portland, Oregon. He is mostly noted for his intricately carved and painted wood reliefs. Often called the unofficial Artist Laureate of Portland,[ PORT - Portland art + news + reviews] Cramer is one of the most visible and successful artists in the city . The influences on his work are both organic and technological. He is widely collected and is in many prominent west coast museum and private collections. Some of Cramers painted and gilded relief work has developed a near cult following.

Cramer made a name for himself in the 1980s and 1990s becoming a bridge between historical Oregon artists like Clifford Gleason and Milton Wilson and the international influx of new artists to the city since the mid-1990s.

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