Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney
A Texas native, Tierney was born in Beaumont on October 8, 1928, to parents John and Mary Lou.  Taking an interest in art at an early age, Tierney studied with several private instructors through the years.  By high school he worked for local department stores as a freelance fashion illustrator.  His art garnered him scholarships, and Tierney attended a junior college before studying at the University of Texas College of Fine Arts where he earned a B.F.A. degree.  As a fashion illustrator, Tierney drew designs for various stores until he entered the U.S. Army as a recruiting artist.

Tierney received many awards for his advertising artwork and painting.  Moving to New York, he attended Pratt Institute to further his artistic skills and landed a job with J. C. Penney.  His fashion illustrations also could be seen in Sports Illustrated Magazine, Gimble's, Sear's, Macy's, and other notable department stores.  Though he spent time as both a singer and a teacher, Tierney consistently returned to freelance illustration.  

Using his artistic talent he created a set of paper dolls for his mother one Christmas, and this led to the book Thirty from the ‘30s.  Tierney's father managed the business end of Tom Tierney Studios; after he passed away, Tom dissolved the company and years later began Tom-Kat Paper Dolls with his nephew Patrick and Patrick's wife Kathy.  While contributing to his own business and web site, Tierney also continues his freelance work for Dover Publications making paper doll books and designing projects for B. Shackman & Co.  He lives in an old farmhouse he restored in Hopewell Junction.

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Abraham Lincoln & His Family - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$9.99
American Family of the Civil War Era - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$9.99
American Family of the Colonial Era - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
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American Pioneer Family - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$8.95
Ancient Egyptian Costumes - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 1st-3rd grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$6.95
Ancient Egyptian Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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$3.74
Brides from Around the World - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
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Byzantine Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
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Cavalier and Puritan Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
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Celtic Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
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Civil War Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Colonial and Early American Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Colonial Fashions - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
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Empire Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Fashions from India - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Fashions of the First Ladies - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
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Fashions of the Old South - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Fashions of the Old South - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
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$11.99
Fashions of the Roaring Twenties - Coloring Book
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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French Baroque and Rococo Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Great Characters From Shakespeare - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
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Great Fashion Designs of the Victorian Era - Paper Dolls in Full Color
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
Greek and Roman Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Jacobean and Early Bourbon Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$2.96
John F. Kennedy and His Family - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$9.99
Late Victorian and Edwardian Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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$3.74
Marie Antoinette - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
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Medieval Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Renaissance Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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$3.74 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Southern Belle Ball Gowns - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
Southern Belles - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$11.99
Tudor and Elizabethan Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Victorian Fashions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74