Tim Meier was trained in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began in the Saturday School at age six. He completed his course work in drawing, painting and illustration 19 years later, receiving a B.A. and M.F.A. Meier’s teachers included John Rogers Cox and Paul Wieghardt. His greatest influence was long talks with Hans Hoffman.
Meier’s father was a mask collector who made his first collection trip to British Columbia for Northwest Coast art in 1920.
Tim grew up with African, South Pacific, Tibetan, and North American tribal and regional art in his home. Tim was captivated by the beauty of the drawings of Ingres, which accounts for Meier’s particular skill as a draftsman. Part of the mid-century modern period, Tim was an innovator, known for his imagination and vitality.
During the 24 years he sold his work, his paintings went to every state and into at least seventy foreign countries.
Tim Meier died peacefully on March 23, 2022 at age 92.