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Gloucester Harbor painting by Anthony Thieme 1888-1954

Gloucester Harbor painting by Anthony Thieme 1888-1954

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1940: Item # 484140

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"Gloucester Harbor", oil on canvas painting by Anthony Thieme (1888-1954). Canvas measures; 28.5" x 24.5" Signed lower right. Brilliant colors, period frame. One of the best-known plein-air American impressionist artists, Anthony Thieme claimed, "the open air is my studio”. He was born on February 20, 1888 in Rotterdam, Holland and studied in Germany under George Hacker in Dusseldorf. Later, in Turin, Italy, Giuseppe Mancini and Carlo Bini showed him more in the wonderful world of art. Already having an insatiable taste for art, when he immigrated to America in 1917, he began painting Broadway backdrops in New York and eventually settled in Rockport, Massachusetts where he established his studio. It was here in Rockport where he found his impressionist- inspired views of the local harbor, streets, quarries, and coastline. Work is represented in the permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pittsfield Museum of Art, MA; Albany Inst. Of History & Art, NY; Dayton Art Institute; City of New Haven Collection; Springville, Utah; University of Iowa; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Montclair Art Museum; L.A. County Museum of Art, CA; New Britain Museum of Art, CT; Buck Hill Falls, PA; and more.