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Anthony Thieme papers, 1909-1972

Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954

Marine painter, Landscape painter

Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: The papers of painter Anthony Thieme measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1909 to 1972. The collection includes letters, notes and writings, photographs, business records, printed material, photographs, and a half-tone printing block of a work of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anthony Thieme (1888-1954) was a landscape and marine painter in Rockport, Massachusetts. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Theime studied in Germany with George Hacker, in Italy with Giuseppe Mancini, and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Holland. He came to the United States in 1917 where he designed and painted stage settings until 1927. Theime settled in Rockport, Massachusetts where he established and directed the Thieme School of Art from 1929 to 1943, and managed a private art gallery.

Provenance

The papers of Anthony Thieme were donated in 1985 by Jane Goodwin, whose mother was Mrs. Thieme's friend. Goodwin initially obtained the collection from Harriet Chamberlain, who purchased the Thieme home in Florida where she found the papers.

Language Note

Two letters are in Dutch.