Mr. Thrall explores the relationship between visual art and music in his extraordinary paintings and etchings. He is inspired by music, musical scores, and rhythmic patterns in his graceful abstract designs.
Mr. Thrall received undergraduate and graduate degrees at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee State Teachers College), University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ohio State University. After holding teaching positions outside the area, he returned to Milwaukee-Downer College as a professor of art. Following the college’s merger with Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin Thrall held the Ferrar-Marrs Chair in Fine Arts until his retirement in 1990. Thrall now live in his native Milwaukee where he has a studio in Riverwest. He and his wife Win have four children and seven grandchildren.