Tom Garretson is an American-Indian/Norwegian artist working in the fields of art photography, music, and writing.
When he was 15, he was introduced to the music, films and art of the Weimar period of Berlin between the wars, by an elderly German librarian. The kindness of that woman has never left him, and he has always felt indebted to her for teaching him about German Expressionism, Surrealism, Dada, and about the films, theater and art works of that period. It continues to influence him today.
He received his education in Musicology, Composition and Poetic Drama at New York University, and studied Jazz Guitar at Loyola School of Music in New Orleans. He is currently studying art photography at the Oslo School of Art Photography (Oslo Fotokunstskole) until May of 20