Henry J. Seldis, Los Angeles Times, March 16, 1962 and February 1965

At the Rex Evans Gallery, Thomas Cornell, a prodigious young talent, demonstrates that some of our ablest young artists continue to seek their fulfillment by refining and enlarging the traditional realm of figurative art without denying their personal vision.

In a period which likes to speak of art as ‘forward looking’…there are few young artists who choose to concern themselves with basic humanistic ideas and with historical personages who symbolize such concepts as freedom and learning. Among the few young artists so preoccupied, only a small number manage to be more than polemicists…Such an extraordinary young artist is Thomas Cornell who is rapidly moving to the forefront of this country’s leading graphic artists.