Ecxerpt from: Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective View, 1975, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., page 28
In Art News of April 1953, Henry McBride wrote of both Tomlin’s final exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery and of a visit to him in the Bleecker Street apartment:
Tomlin’s paintings are about the closest approach to eye-music that we have yet achieved here in America and to hear one at a time – I mean, see one at a time – is best. His performances are not wildly varied, no more so than are Bach’s. He takes the simplest motives, just knowing where he is going and how to get there.
. . . The colors are reserved and rather precious and applied with such astonishing precision that one imagines some new kind of science has controlled them – though not mechanically. The touch is the touch of a painter and the effect is that of spontaneity...