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Thomas Willis Ogburn, American artist. Recipient National Youth Hostel 50th Annual award American Youth Hostels, 1984, Juno Award for album design/illustration Canada Entertainment Industries, 1986, Ozzie award for magazine design, 1989, Addy award, 1989, 90, 91, 92, Printing Industry of the Carolinas award, 1991, others.


Ogburn, Thomas Willis was born on November 7, 1955 in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. Son of Willis Lawton Junior and Doris Jean (Adams) Ogburn.


Bachelor, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1978.


Artist, 1978-1979; district executive Boy Scouts American, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1978-1979. Illustrator/artist Columbia, 1980-1982. Illustrator/graphic designer/artist Ogburn Nash Associates, Seattle, 1982-1987, partner graphic design/advertising Columbia, 1989-1990, 92-95.

Art director Sporting Classics Magazine, Camden, South Carolina, 1988-1989. Partner advertising/graphic design Hunt & Ogburn, Columbia, 1990-1992. Executive director Berkeley County Museum, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, 1992.

Fine artist Bethune, since 1995. Founder Sandhills School of Painting, since 2000.


Board directors, vice president Washington State American Youth Hostels, Seattle, 1983-1986. Advisor, design consultant Vista Guild Arts & Merchants Association, Columbia, 1991-1993. Design consultant United Way of the Midlands, Columbia, South Carolina, since 1993.

Design consultant Columbia Cities in schools, 1991. Design/marketing consultant Seattle Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1983-1987. Organizer Osmosis, 1998.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Celtic history, stone age technology/archaeology, woodcarving, hiking, anthropology.


Married Elizabeth Mary Koster, August 23, 1980 (divorced February 1989). Married Jocelyn Ann Tucker, October 12, 1991.

Willis Lawton Ogburn Junior

Doris Jean (Adams) Ogburn

Elizabeth Mary Koster

Jocelyn Ann Tucker