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William Thon

 (1906 - 2000)
William Thon was active/lived in Maine, New York / Italy.  William Thon is known for highly abstract painting, marine, figure and landscape.

Biography   William Thon


William Thon was an American artist noted for highly abstracted landscape paintings.  He debuted as a professional artist in 1939 at the Corcoran Gallery Biennial* exhibition.  He was born in New York City in 1906, and spent his childhood summers camping on Staten Island. He also developed a great love of travel, and in 1933 made an eight-month voyage to the Cocos Islands in the Pacific.

He joined the Navy during World War II, and shortly after the war won the Prix de Rome*, a fellowship in Rome to the American Academy,* which he later served as trustee. Recognition for him continued with his participation in the 1942 "Artists for Victory" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art*, and in 1944, Midtown Galleries in New Yo   ...  Displaying 750 of 4054 characters.

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