Born 1927, died 2010. American artist and printmaker, Laidman studied under Will Barnet at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan, and later went on to found Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop in 1948, with Robert Blackburn and Will Barnet. Laidman was a talented lithographer. His imagery is representational, but highly stylized in most cases. Thomas printed at the K.Caraccio Studio in the early 2000's.