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Anthony Thieme painting - Spring in Connecticut

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Anthony Thieme (American, 1888-1954) painting titled, Spring in Connecticut. Oil on canvas. Circa 1930s. Canvas size: 30 inches x 36 inches. Signed in lower right, A. Thieme and titled on the reverse. Condition is excellent, having been professionally cleaned. Offered in what is probably the original gilt frame. Anthony Thieme is known for his genre and landscape paintings of Rockport, Massachusetts. Born in the Hague, Thieme studied art in Holland, Germany and Italy. In 1917, he emigrated to the United States and, by 1927, had established a studio at Cape Ann, in Rockport, MA. There he conducted summer art classes, while continuing to paint impressionistic seascapes and harbor views that were influenced by the Dutch seascape tradition, experimenting with the effects of light on water. After his Cape Ann studio was destroyed by fire in 1946, he ventured south, painting in Charleston, South Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida; Nassau in the Bahamas and in Guatemala. His paintings are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Institute of Chicago, and in museums in London and in Brussels.