Property from a Private Collection, St. Augustine, FL
Anthony Thieme (MA/CA, 1888-1954), Bright Light, Oil on Canvas, signed lower right and titled on verso, depicting a rocky shore with waves, in a giltwood frame with artist plaque 'Bright Light, Anthony Thieme 1888-1954, Rockport, Massachusetts'. Frame size: 29 1/2 in. x 34 1/2 in.
Anthony Thieme was a Dutch-born American landscape and maritime genre painter. Perhaps best remembered for his lasting influence on the Rockport School of painting in Massachusetts, Thieme painted his impressionistic landscapes en plein air, preferring to capture fleeting light and atmosphere conditions quickly and first hand rather than from the studio. Thieme received his formal training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam, and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. He worked as an apprentice to painter George Hoecker before emigrating to the United States in the 1920s, eventually settling in Rockport, MA. Thieme was the recipient of numerous honors and awards in his lifetime, including the Delano Prize from the New York Watercolor Club, and his work today can be found in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among many others. (Artnet.com)
Measurements: Height: by sight 24 1/2 in. x Width: 29 1/2 in.
Good condition, minor rubbing to canvas on top edge where touches frame, some minor craquelure, wear to frame.