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By Robert Bullock
Staff Writer 

Tom Freeman: Past, Present & Future

Artist Extraordinaire and Local Legend


Last updated 2/25/2019 at 11:53am

Tom Freeman at recent Art Gallery Opening

Tom Freeman turned 93 years old on October 19, 2018. Who is Tom Freeman? Well, he's kind of a legend around here - a Lake Wales treasure. He's somewhat of a renaissance man: an artist, poet, farmer, educator, businessman, war hero, golfer, historian, fisherman, storyteller, wildlife expert and activist. His life is an inspiration to many, and his art is a fabulous and important legacy. As are many, I am honored to know Mr. Freeman, and I am grateful for the privilege of painting a mural with him at the Warner University. For the purposes of this article, I had the pleasure of interviewing T...

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