Anthony Thieme (1888-1953)

Thieme was born in Rotterdamn, Holland in 1888. He studied art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, as well as in Italy and in Germany. During the 1920's he emigrated to the US, settling first in New York City where he painted Broadway backdrops, then in Boston and finally in Rockport, MA and St. Augustine, FL, moving seasonally between the two coastal communities. Thieme is best known for his works depicting boats, fishermen and harbors, as well as his landscapes, farms and scenes of Paris, favoring painting en plein air as it allowed him to better capture the atmosphere's ever changing effects. He has been referred to as the “Master of Light and Shadow.”

As a strong proponent of the arts, Thieme held memberships to a great number of arts associations including the Art Alliance of American, The Salmagundi Club, The Boston Art Club, The Boston Society of Artists and The National Arts Club among many others. He was also the founder of his own school, The Thieme School of Art in Rockport, MA.

Thieme's Work is held in high regard, the recipient of numerous awards and exhibited in many museums and galleries around the United States and Europe. He is represented in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Dayton Art Institute, The Museum of Modern Art, The Los Angeles Museum of History & Art, as well as in museums in London and Brussels.

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