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William Thon Christmas card to Mary Gruskin

Creator:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
19--
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Winter  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11837
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Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11837
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Oral history interview with William Thon, 1992 December 15-16

Interviewee:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D.  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12542
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215160
AAA_collcode_thon92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215160
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Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists

Creator:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Names:
Listening to pictures (1968-1973: Brooklyn Museum)  Search this
Anderson, Lennart, 1928-  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Arisman, Marshall  Search this
Barker, Walter  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Bauermeister, Mary, 1934-  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Brackman, Robert, 1898-  Search this
Butchkes, Sydney, 1922-  Search this
Casarella, Edmond, 1920-1996  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Dash, Robert  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Dombek, Blanche, 1914-  Search this
Doyle, Tom, 1928-  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Estern, Neil, 1926-  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-  Search this
Goldin, Leon, 1923-  Search this
Goodman, Sidney  Search this
Graziani, Sante, 1920-  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Gussow, Roy, 1918-2011  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Jaffe, Nora  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Kawabata, Minoru, 1911-  Search this
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Koch, John, 1909-1978  Search this
Kosama, Yayoi  Search this
Lam, Jennett, 1911-  Search this
Lang, Steven, 1944-1971  Search this
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Meyer, Ursula, 1915-  Search this
Moller, Hans, 1905-  Search this
Murch, Walter  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Odate, Toshio  Search this
Offner, Elliot  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean, 1936-  Search this
Okada, Kenzo, 1902-1982  Search this
Palmer, Amanda, 1931-  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Richards, Bill, 1936-  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999  Search this
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Sopher, Aaron, 1905-1972  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Weinberg, Albert  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Jacobowitz, Arlene  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Interviews
Date:
1965-1968
Summary:
Interviews of 72 artists, and transcripts for all but five, conducted by Arlene Jacobowitz, the Associate Curator for the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum, between 1965 and 1968. The artists discuss their work in the museum collection. Also included are 38 edited excerpts of the interviews, approximately 2-3 min. in length, used as "audio-labels" in the 1968 "Listening to Pictures" installation at the museum.
Scope and Content Note:
Interviews of 72 artists, and transcripts for all but five, conducted by Arlene Jacobowitz, the Associate Curator for the Department of Painting and Sculpture, between 1965 and 1968. The artists discuss their work in the museum collection. Also included are 38 edited excerpts of the interviews, approximately 2-3 min. in length, used as "audio-labels" in the 1968 "Listening to Pictures" installation.

The artists interviewed are: Lennart Anderson, Stephen B. Antonakos, Marshall Arisman, Walter Barker, Leonard Baskin, Mary Bauermeister, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Robert Brackman, Sydney Butchkes, Edmund Casarella, George Constant, Robert Warren Dash, Jose DeCreeft, Blanche Dombek, Tom Doyle, Jimmy Ernst, Neil Estern, Philip Evergood, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Leon Goldin, Sidney Goodman, Sante Graziani, Balcomb Greene, John Grillo, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Roy Gussow, Robert Gwathmey, Grace Hartigan, Edward Hopper, Nora Jaffe, Paul Jenkins, Minoru Kawabata, William Kienbusch, Karl Knaths, John Koch, Yayoi Kosama, Jennett Lam, Steven Lang, Robert Laurent, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine, Jacques Lipchitz, Seymour Lipton, Boris Margo, Ursula Meyer, Hans Moller, Walter Murch, Louise Nevelson, Toshio Odate, Elliot Offner, Douglas Ohlson, Kenzo Okada, Amanda Palmer, Irene Rice Pereira, Gabor Peterdi, Ad Reinhardt, Bill Richards, Larry Rivers, Emilio Sanchez, Karl Schrag, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Aaron Sopher, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, William Thon, Albert Weinberg, and William and Marguerite Zorach.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series:

Series 1: Interviews, 1965-1968 (Box 1-7; 7 lin. ft.)
Historical Note:
The interview program at the Brooklyn Museum was begun by Arlene Jacobowitz in the spring of 1965 with artists whose works were on exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. In 1968, excerpts from the interviews were incorporated into an exhibition entitled "Listening to Pictures," in which visitors could access the sound recordings using headphones while standing before the painting being discussed. The exhibition opened April 28, 1968, and was gradually disassembled, 1971-1973.
Related Material:
The Brooklyn Museum Archives houses the records of the Departments of European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art (1897-2005), which contain records relating to the work of Arlene Jacobowitz.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Dierdre Lawrence of the Brooklyn Museum in 1989.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Researchers may view the original reels for the archival notations on them, but original reels are not available for playback due to fragility.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from the interviewee.
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Interviews
Citation:
Interview between [artist's name] and [interviewer's name] from the "Listening to Pictures" program of the Brooklyn Museum. Gift of the Brooklyn Museum. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.broomuse
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Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-broomuse

Coast at Donegal [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0037038
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37039

Church of San Domingo [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0037040
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37041

Boat [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1939
Image number:
JUL J0037041
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37042

The Shore at Palma [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0037042
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37043

Spring Shower [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0037044
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37045

Back Street, Rome [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0037045
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37046

Sea Gulls [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1944
Image number:
JUL J0037039
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37040

The White Barn [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1951
Image number:
JUL J0037043
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37044

Atlanta Autumn [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1953
Image number:
JUL J0037046
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37047

Drying Sails [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1963
Image number:
JUL J0037047
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37048

Arches at Ostia [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1967
Image number:
JUL J0037048
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37049

Easterly Blow [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Image number:
JUL J0037049
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_37050

William Thon: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002933
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141657

William Thon papers, 1925-2001

Creator:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Subject:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painters  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6262
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216601
AAA_collcode_thonwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216601

William Thon : recent paintings

Author:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 15 x 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
1973]
Call number:
ND237.T553 A4 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_966592

Paintings by William Thon : an exhibition organized by the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine / [Text by] Alan D. Gruskin

Author:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D (Alan Daniel) 1904-1970  Search this
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Physical description:
42 p. : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1957
Call number:
ND237.T553 A4 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_708959

The poetry within : the life and work of William Thon

Author:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Portland Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T48 P67 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675893

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