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William Thon papers, 1925-2001

Thon, William, 1906-2000

Watercolorist, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 7.2 Linear feet

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.

Language Note

Undetermined .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Thon papers, 1925-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.