Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Anthony Thorn at Eclectic Gallery
“Golden Treasures and Other Works” by Anthony Thorn
Exhibition Date: April 6th through May 1st
Artist Reception: Sunday April 11, 2-4 pm
Anthony Thorn follows a great lineage of master gilders, painters and carvers in creating
his “wall jewels”. Following techniques established a thousand years ago, and revived
during the Renaissance, Thorn’s craft has been used to adorn icons, sacred and mystic
images. Though a self proclaimed secular artist, his own Jewish faith appears a source
of inspiration in many of his works.
More than six decades of artistic creativity have produced over 1100 paintings hanging
in private and corporate collections including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. He is an
artist of significant accomplishment, and one who in the maturity of his career is, in his
words, “compelled to make beautiful things and put them into the world”.