Art: MAINE THROUGH A FLAWED CRYSTAL

JEAN, keen-eyed William Thon is an outdoor man with a devoted indoor following. Thon (rhymes with gone) lives in a fishing village on the coast of Maine, paints Maine's rocks, trees and seas subjectively and with intimate under standing; nature forms the architecture of his world. Thon's luxurious frame house, which he has built with his own hands, is like one room in the vast, roughhewn, sky-ceilinged mansion of his surroundings. His self-appointed task is to translate those surroundings into a few square feet of painted canvas—to bring the outdoors indoors and hang...

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