Morning Light Near Charleston, South Carolina, ca. 1940s
By Anthony Thieme (American, 1888 – 1954)
Oil on canvas; 30 x 36 ¼ inches
Gibbes Museum of Art (1991.027)
Many artists who sojourned to Charleston were greatly inspired by the unique landscapes of the outlying lowlands surrounding the city. Anthony Thieme, who migrated seasonally between his studios in Rockport Massachusetts and St. Augustine, Florida, spent time in Charleston in the 1940s. His Morning Light Near Charleston offers an impressionistic vision of the moss-laden, Live Oaks and coastal marshlands that characterize much of the Lowcountry landscape.
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