Charles Thwaites | An American Journey

Charles Thwaites was a rare twentieth-century artist who excelled at both realism and abstraction. In the 1930s and 40s, Thwaites was widely recognized with his paintings exhibited in many of the most prestigious galleries and museums. In 1954, Thwaites moved from Milwaukee to New Mexico where his realist style transitioned to abstraction and he becoming a member of the Taos Moderns group. During the 1960s and 70s, he concentrated on purely abstract work inspired by natural elements.
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CLOUDS OF LAKE MICHIGAN, Egg tempera, 1950, Charles Thwaites

CLOUDS OF LAKE MICHIGAN, Egg tempera, 1950, Charles Thwaites

UNTITLED (Reclining Nude), Dry oil, 1935, Charles Thwaites

UNTITLED (Reclining Nude), Dry oil, 1935, Charles Thwaites

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