Thomas A. Malloy


Trenton’s “Artist Laureate”

Mr. Thomas Malloy, a great artist and fine gentleman, died on Friday, August 16, 2008.

In his mid-fifties, Tom began to take his love of religion, community service and the City of Trenton to another level, by preserving through his watercolors old New Jersey farmland and the ever-changing Trenton cityscapes. With his artwork and his words, Trenton’s Artist Laureate, as he was named in 2001 by then-Mayor Douglas Palmer, inspired many young artists to appreciate the beauty of life and to take hold of any opportunities that might come their way.

His inspiration lives on at Ellarslie through the Tom Malloy Gallery on our first floor and through his artwork. Giclee prints of his watercolor of Ellarslie Mansion are available for purchase at Molly’s, The Shop at Ellarslie.

This Times of Trenton article marked his passing in August 2008 at the age of 95.