Golden Treasures and Other Works by Anthony Thorn. Anthony Thorn follows a great lineage of master gilders, painters and carvers in creating his wall jewels. Following techniques established a thousand years ago, and revived during the Renaissance, Thorns craft has been used to adorn icons, sacred and mystic images. Though a self proclaimed secular artist, his own Jewish faith appears a source of inspiration in many of his works. More than six decades of artistic creativity have produced over 1100 paintings hanging in private and corporate collections including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. He is an artist of significant accomplishment, and one who in the maturity of his career is, in his words, “compelled to make beautiful things and put them into the world”.