Angry Mountain, 2010, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

Contained Force No. 38, 2014, Mixed Media, 61″ x 41 ½”

Untitled, May 2001, Mixed Media on Wood, 36″ x 48″

Treasure Island No. 10, June 2005, Wood and Mixed media, 35″ x 50″ x 4″ x 2″

Thomas Nonn


Nonn came to the US from Hungary in 1957, after the repression of the uprising there in 1956. Coming from a world of State enforced social realism, he enthusiastically embraced the incredible spirit of freedom which characterized the NY scene. His works can be best described as “Matter Paintings”, he explores surfaces of different materials exposed to various kinds of destructive forces. The materials are mixtures of sand, marble, oxidized copper and powdered pigments that are all prepared by himself. The collages resemble aesthetic transience of earthy elements.


Selected Collections

Consulate of the Republic of Hungary, New York City

Manhattan College, New York

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York

New York University Loeb Center, New York

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

Cardinal Resources, Inc., White Plains, New York

Davis Computer Corp., Washington, D.C.

North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina

Aero Plantation, Waxhaw, North Carolina (sculpture commission)

Collection of Armand Erpf, New York

Subaru Art Collection, Tokyo, Japan

The S.J. Davenport Collection, Oakland, California

ESAI Pharmaceutical Co., Teaneck, New Jersey

Ladenburg & Thalmain Investment Bank, New York

ITG Computer Hardware Inc., New York

G. Potts Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark

A. Martinez, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, Panama City, Panama

J. Hoffman Collection, Staten Island, New York

International Securities Exchange, New York

Chubb Insurance Co., New York

Rainer Suetfeld, ARD Television & Radio Co.

Keltex Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina

R & B Petroleum Co. White Plains. New York

Eaton & Van Winkle, Inv., New York

Morrison & Foerster Law Associates, New York

White & Case Law Associates, New York