67 Main St., PO Box 309 Wiscasset, ME 04578 United States 207.882.7682
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Documentation Signed
Period 1950-1979
Materials ink wash
W. 14 in; H. 10.5 in;
W. 35.56 cm; H. 26.67 cm;
Condition Good.
Description William Thon, although born in New York, painted and lived most of his adult life in coastal Maine. Thon studied at the Arts Student League in New York, and exhibited in the 1930s and 40s at the Brooklyn Society of Artists and Salmagundi Club. During the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, the oil painting he submitted drew special praise.

During World War II, Thon was a submarine chaser in the Navy. On his trips out at sea, he took time to paint and sketch the ocean and the boats. Following the war, he and his wife purchased property in Port Clyde, Maine. Here Thon enjoyed all of Maine`s seasons and moods, painting the sea in moody grays as well as in bright light. Thon explored the Maine coast, armed with his sketchpad, recording his observations of nature. Despite his penchant for recording the world around him in his sketchbook, he worked on his larger works in his studio, drawing on his memory, translating his emotions onto the paper and canvas before him. His depictions of the sea and the Maine coast are full of energy and movement.
Styles / Movements Modernism
Incollect Reference Number 342188
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