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gallery owner , sculptor

Tom Ex, American sculptor, gallery owner. Recipient professional development grant Michigan Council Arts and Cultural Affairs, 1993, artist in industry grant Michigan Council Arts and Cultural Affairs, 1994, Special Beautificaiton award City of Houghton, 1996.


Ex, Tom was born on June 1, 1948 in Traverse City, Michigan, United States. Son of Earl Francis and Margaret (Lipke) Ex.


Student, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1967. Student, Bakersfield (California) Community College, 1973. Student, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, 1976.


Carpenter, McGann's Building Supply, Inc., Hancock, Michigan, 1976-1979;owner, Tom Ex Renovating & Restoration, Hubbell, Michigan, 1979-1987;sculptor, Tom Ex Sculpture Studio, Houghton, Michigan, since 1987;owner, Tosh Gallery, Houghton, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Public commissioned white cedar sculptures, 1994, 96, 97. Commissioned copper and white cedar sculpture Kalamazoo Brewing Company, 1994, 15-foot white cedar sculpture Guardian of the Waters, Forum for Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1996.


Trustee Community Arts Center, Hancock, 1996-1997. Vice president Houghton Business Association, 1996, chairman Downtown Improvement committee, 1997, board directors, since 1998. With United States Army, 1968-1971, Korea.

Member International Sculpture Center.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cross country skiing, jogging, mountain biking, weight lifting.


Married Sharon Marcel Siver, June 22, 1968 (divorced May 1998). Children: Seth, Samantha.

Earl Francis Ex

Margaret (Lipke) Ex

Sharon Marcel Siver

Seth Ex

Samantha Ex