Tomlin, Bradley Walker, 1899–1953, American painter, b. Syracuse, N.Y., grad. Syracuse Univ. (1921). He also studied painting in London and Paris. His early work includes cover designs for Vogue and House and Garden magazines. In the 1930s and 1940s he developed consistently toward abstraction. His late, entirely abstract, works are mosaics of ribbonlike, calligraphic strokes. Among his paintings in museums are Still Life (Whitney Mus. of American Art, New York City), Number 20, 1949 (Mus. of Modern Art, New York City), and Number 10, 1952–53 (Munson-Williams-Proctor Inst., Utica, N.Y.).
See study by J. Baur (1957).