PETTER THOEN (1943)
Petter Thoen started his career as a cartoonist in Oslo in the late 50s, at magazines including Nå, Aktuelt and Alle Menn. In 1959, he attended Art School in Los Angeles, and returned to Oslo after graduating. He later moved on to Stockholm, where he worked as Art Director in Bonnier. In the late 60s he drew cover art for Superman, Batman, Hjälp as well as several other cartoon magazines. In 1972, he moved to the United States, and worked at different advertising agencies before founding his own. He has won over 100 creative awards and his paintings have been sold all over the world, including Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles – and he has sold over 30.000 lithographs over the years.
Thoen has also been exhibited at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm Sweden,and he has 9 litographs at Sundsvalls Museum. Thoen now resides in Stockholm where he continues to work on new and excting projects.
“Like Lichtenstein, Petter Thoen borrows the visual language, motifs and techniques of cartoon art, and transforms it into his own artistic vision. He paints large format cartoon windows in acrylics and oil paint, and also produces lithographs of the same images”. –Robert Meyer