• Some Abbott Handerson Thayer Paintings

    6 monthes ago - By Art Contrarian

    Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) was an important late-19th century American painter. Also, something of an odd fish, as his Wikipedia entry suggests.
    For a number of years he portrayed people as angels. I wrote about that here .
    Thayer seems to have been what is now called "bipolar," suffering extreme mood swings. By the time of the Great War he had given camouflage a good deal of thought and pushed his ideas on various military organizations.
    He also taught painting, though the Wikipedia entry as of the time this post was drafted it was not clear how much of that was done in New...
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