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Found on the Hard Drive Gloucester Harbor 2006

Found on the Hard Drive Gloucester Harbor 2006

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Cape Ann Artists of the Past

Anthony Thieme

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Anthony Thieme

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Anthony Thieme (20 February 1888 – 6 December 1954) was a landscape and marine painter and a major figure of the Rockport (MA) School of American regional art. He was a contemporary of important Rockport artists Aldro Hibbard, Emil Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Antonio Cirino, and Marguerite Pierson.

Born in Rotterdam on 20 February 1888, Thieme studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Rotterdam for two years and then, briefly, at the Royal Academy, the Hague. He traveled widely in Europe, frequently finding work as a stage designer.

Thieme traveled to the United States at the age of 22. He quickly found work as a stage designer at the Century Theater in New York, designing sets for the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. When the commission ended, he traveled to South America, primarily Brazil and Argentina. Stage work again provided his livelihood. A return to Europe followed with further work in England, France, and Italy.

Returning to the United States with a contract for additional stage work, Thieme found himself in Boston. He discontinued work on the stage in 1928 and from then on made his living with the sales of his paintings and etchings. Thieme married Lillian Beckett in 1929 and moved to Rockport, MA. He established the Thieme School of Art. He exhibited his work frequently at the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York.

He continued to travel widely; Mexico, Guatemala, Florida, and France were major destinations, always painting en plein air.

Thieme committed suicide on 6 December 1954 in Greenwich, CT. The circumstances of his death are not fully understood. There have been stories of deep depression or major illness, but no definitive rationale for his suicide has emerged.

Anthony Thieme was a full member of the American Watercolor Society, Art Alliance of America, the Salmagundi Club, the Boston Art Club, North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, New York Water Color Club, Art Alliance of Philadelphia and the National Arts Club.”

References

Anthony Thieme by Judith A. Curtis. Published by the Rockport Art Association, 1999.

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Motif’s Backside

Motif’s Backside

Window Reflections

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Awesome Seven Seas Whale Watch Groupon Deal.

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From: Seven Seas Whale Watch

“Man has long been envious of the bird’s ability to fly, the cheetah’s ability to run, and the shark’s ability to eat both birds and cheetahs. Get an inside look at nature with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

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  • Morning trips depart daily at 8:30 a.m.

7 Seas Whale Watch

As many as 15 species of whales populate the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The mission of 7 Seas Whale Watch is to bring passengers within eyeshot of these enormous sea creatures as they thrash about, breaking the water’s surface with their enormous heft and diving gracefully back below.”

Click here to read more about the Seven Seas Whale Watch Groupon Deal

Also Check out their Facebook Page CLICK HERE

All Photos from The Seven Seas Whale Watch Facebook page.

 

Eastern Point Light

Eastern Point Lighthouse

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Eastern point lighthouse 1832

 

 

Read more here  http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=476

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Wave Reflections

Wave Reflections

 

I didn’t notice the reflections on the side of this Beautiful boat until I viewed it on the computer.

I took these from the Thomas Lannon.

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From the Thomas Lannon Harbor Canoe

From the Thomas Lannon

“Harbor Canoe”

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The Ghost Chair, Believe it or Not

The Ghost Chair, Believe it or Not

We’ve been doing a little remodeling, adding hardwood floors, 2nd Bathroom etc.

They (Certified Ghost Hunters) say that when you remodel it may awake spirits that are disturbed that your changing their habitat. This seems to be the case with our Rocking Chair. Sometimes when watching TV it will start rocking slowly then increase speed. I did a little experiment. I asked the Chair a few questions. One question always gets a response. The question is “do you like people sitting on you? It always speeds up when asked this. Any GMGer’s have similar experiences? There must be with Gloucester being founded in 1623. Let us know.

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Hey! SAMAY!!

Hey!  SAMAY!!

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WTF Wednesday!

The First Look at the

Japanese Poop Museum

http://www.viralnova.com/japanese-poop-museum/

I hope they

have an online store. I’d love to get me one of those hats.

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POOP Happens!

Looks Like we have a Winner!

One of the Hazards of living on Cape Ann

 

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Breaking News! Warning from Wingaersheek Beach!

Warning from Wingaersheek Beach!

 

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WTF Wednesday

Dog Bark Park Inn: Idaho

Dog Bark Park Inn offers patrons a chance to stay in the belly of a 20-foot tall beagle — literally. The inn was built to resemble this canine species and is a fine example of chainsaw wood art. The Times, a British newspaper, has declared it one of the wackiest of hotels. Although lodging costs $90 a night, it’s free for visits. http://dogbarkparkinn.com/giftshop/

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Throw Back Thursday Art Rocks! from 2010

 

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“Art, Rocks!”

Better Late Than Never!

I received an email a few weeks ago from a 10 year old boy who when he was nine years old at the time he found one of my “Art,Rocks!” a Rock that I left at T-Wharf in Rockport on 09/04/2010. I think that was about 9 months ago. I remember leaving it there after having a cup of coffee and watching the Lobstermen get ready for their day. About 5am. I always wonder about the ones I leave that don’t get reported back to the email I leave on them. Currently the last three that I’ve left in the past two weeks that I never gave notice on GMG Have not been reported back. Which is fine. In this world we live in now, maybe people think there is a catch too this thing. Maybe they think I want money for it. Emails like Coopers who found it is payment enough! I will never ask anything for them. An email would be nice but, If I don’t get a response that’s fine too! Mystery and fantasy is what makes life! isn’t it?

Here’s the email from Cooper and Photos of the “Art, Rock!” He found! Who could ask for anything more?!!!! Thanks Cooper!

Am I a little weird? Maybe! :)

from Cooper;

Dear mr or mrs frontiero. I picked up one of your pictures of the motif in a parking lot in rockport on 9-4-2010. I am very sorry not to get back to you sooner. I am a 10 year old boy and I’m in fourth grade at st johns in Beverly Massachusetts . I picked it up when i was nine with my aunt and little sister delaney who is now 6. That is my lucky rock because that day I won a contest at bearskin neck country store. You are a beautiful artist. Sincerely , Cooper

“Click here to view past “Art, Rocks!” Posts

I’m Not a Writer, so please forgive any errors! :)

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Time for Some Color

Time to slop on some paint.

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Stuck in Traffic and I Don’t Mind.

Waiting For The Bridge To Go Down

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Valhalla 1984 Whitey Bulger

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Robert Anderson of Rockport, ma when I knew him was the Captain of the 75′ “WINNER III” Party boat out of Rockport, ma. Little did I know he was the Husband of my cousin at that time.

My friend Mark Gossom and I would ride back home from the fishing grounds in his Pilot house. Another victim of Whitey Bulger. His life was ruined from then on. He could of said no. but that would’ve been his death sentence. be the first to throw the first stone….

From the Gloucester Daily Times;

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June 25, 2011

‘Whitey’ arrest recalls Gloucester IRA gun run

By Andrea Holbrook Staff Writer

The arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger earlier this week may resonate most deeply in South Boston, but the reverberations can be felt here in Gloucester.

In 1984, on a September night, the swordfish boat Valhalla left Gloucester Harbor.

Her captain, Robert Anderson of Gloucester, had filled her tank with 8,000 gallons of fuel at Gloucester Marine Railways, iced up with 30 tons, and purchased 7,000 pounds of bait mackerel and squid from Quality Seafoods.

Anyone who saw her leaving port probably thought she was headed out to fish.

About two weeks later, the Valhalla stopped in Boston before coming home to Gloucester. The ship was seized there by US Customs officials.

Authorities said Valhalla’s crew has offloaded 7 1/2 tons of automatic rifles, submachines guns and hand grenades worth $1 million destined for the Irish Republican Army to another ship off the Irish coast during its trip. While the second ship and weapons were seized and its crew arrested by Irish authorities, the Valhalla was in international waters and headed back out to sea, albeit under surveillence.

Irish officials said at the time that it was the largest seizure of IRA-bound weapons to date.

In Boston, the Valhalla was searched, but no arms except for an empty 9-mm shell casing were found. Anderson and John McIntyre, the Valhalla’s navigator, were questioned for hours, but let go.

In April 1986, the U.S. government would accuse Andersen, McIntyre, reputed Irish mob boss Joseph Murray Jr. of Charlestown and Patrick Nee of South Boston of gun-running. Neither Murray nor Nee had been on the vessel, but had flown to Ireland to await the shipment, and then flown back to Boston when they heard of the seizure.

Also indicted was New Yorker John Crawley, an ex-Marine who had been arrested by Irish authorities in September 1984 and convicted of smuggling.

Andersen, Murray and McIntyre were also accused of smuggling 30 tons of marijuana to the United States on the return trip in a British freighter.

Police had Murray, a known smuggler, in custody; Anderson would return from a fishing trip a few days later and turn himself in.

However, Nee, a associate of Bulger’s, and McIntyre had fallen off the map.

McIntyre’s mother last saw her boat-building son in Quincy on Nov. 29, 1984, when the 32-year-old came to visit his ailing dad for tea. That night his cat was killed and thrown at the family home’s front door; he told his mom he was being followed.

Closure of the Valhalla case would come in May 1987.

 

For the entire article click here to read it at The Gloucester Daily Times site

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