Thon, William, b. 1906 d. 2000
Landscape painter, Watercolorist
Active in New York, N.Y.; Port Clyde, Me.
Collection size: 7.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; financial records; sketchbooks; printed material, including exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Thon and his artwork; awards and medals regarding Thon's career as a painter. Among the correspondents are Thon's dealer, Alan Ruskin of Midtown Galleries, and artists Mildred Burrage, Emily Genauer, Lloyd Goodrich, Andrew Wyeth and others.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, watercolorist; Port Clyde, Me; b. 1906. d. 2000. Thon served as a trustee and artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
Donated 1999 by William and Helen Thon, in 2002 and 2004 by William and Helen Thon via Thon estate and in 2004 by the Portland Museum of Art via Daniel O'Leary, Director.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with William Thon, 1992 December 15-16
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Thon, William