(1888 - 1949)
Wilhelm (William Thoeny) Thony was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Austria, Germany. Wilhelm Thony is known for expressionist cityscape painting, graphic design.
Biography Wilhelm Thony
An assertive modernist painter, Wilhelm Thony studied art in Munich,
Germany, and first earned a reputation in Austria where, rebelling
against traditional academic painting, he led several "Secessions"
including in Graz, Austria. From his native country he received
the recognition of the Austrian Gold Cross of Merit with Crowns and
In 1931, he left Austria for Switzerland, and then via Paris, migrated
to the United States where from about 1938, he lived in New York City,
first staying with his father-in-law, artist Frank Herrman.
In Europe, William Thony was a book illustrator whose commissions included novels by Balzac, Dostoevski, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Exhibition venues included the 19
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