Thomas J Noel
The Highest State, Second Edition
A History of the Centennial State, Fifth Edition
Mining Camp to Metropolis
Painting Colorado History, 1901–1962
He painted Colorado's first widely known piece of public art. Probably a million people have stared into her big brown eyes and studied her Mona Lisa smile. Yet few know the name of her creator-husband.
Thomas J. Noel teaches history at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he is the director of Public History and Preservation and codirector of the Center for Colorado and the West. He is a columnist for The Denver Post, a former National Register reviewer for Colorado, and a former Denver Landmark commissioner. He appears regularly on Channel 9 (NBC) as Dr. Colorado and has authored or coauthored forty-four books on Colorado.