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Wilhelm Thony

 (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.

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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 Swords.

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  ...  Displaying 750 of 3154 characters.



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About  Wilhelm Thony

Born:  1888 - Graz, Austria
Died:   1949 - New York City
Known for:  expressionist cityscape painting, graphic design