Bradley Walker Tomlin was an American abstract painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. Born in Syracuse, New York in 1899, Tomlin studied at the Art Students League in New York City and later taught at the Dalton School. Tomlin's work evolved from figurative to abstraction, incorporating gestural brushstrokes and an interest in calligraphy. He was known for his use of color and the exploration of the space between the painting's surface and the viewer. Tomlin exhibited his work in numerous galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Tomlin died in 1953 at the age of 53 from a brain aneurysm. His legacy continues to influence contemporary artists.