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Mark Tobey

United States Born in: 1890 Masterpieces
Mark Tobey (1870-1976) is an American abstract painter, known as "the old master of young American painting". His studies in Chinese calligraphy and Zen painting take him towards meditative painting, through a swarm of signs. A former student of the Chicago Art Institute, he moved to New York and worked there as a portraitist and fashion designer. An eternal wanderer, he traveled around France, Catalonia, Greece, Beirut, Constantinople, Haifa...where he developed a passion for Arabic and Persian scriptures.

His encounter with the Chinese painter Teng Kuei took him towards calligraphy art. His travels also influence his creations, as it happens when he moved to England in 1935, he opted for white writing. According to the critics, « Broadway », « Welcome Hero », « Broadway Norm », have an influence on the artist, Jackson Pollock.

He presented his first exhibition in 1917 at the Knoedler gallery. In 1929, Alfred Barr displayed his work at the MOMA, New York and in 1958 Seattle Art Museum devoted him a retrospective. He exhibited in the most prestigious places in the world like Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris, Fine Arts museum in San Francisco, Guggenheim Museum in New York and many other galleries in USA. He won many awards during his career « Guggenheim International Award » in 1956, great painting prize at the Biennial in Venice, first prize at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He signed a fresco at the national library in Washington.
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Few works remaining by Mark Tobey

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Mark Tobey, Summer Joy, Print

Mark Tobey

Summer Joy, 1972
30.2 x 21.9 x 0 inch
Print

$631 $819

Mark Tobey, Abstract Flock, Painting

Mark Tobey

Abstract Flock, 1965
11.6 x 8.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$14,458

Mark Tobey, Horizontal Composition, Print

Mark Tobey

Horizontal Composition, 1967
6.7 x 9.3 x 0 inch
Print

$964

Mark Tobey, Portrait, Print

Mark Tobey

Portrait, 1970
22 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$964

Our recommendations Mark Tobey, Abstract Composition, Print

Mark Tobey

Abstract Composition, 1971
28.5 x 20.3 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,446

Mark Tobey, Untitled, Print

Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1970
22.2 x 18 x 0 inch
Print

$723

Mark Tobey, Folk Dance on Independence Day, Print

Mark Tobey

Folk Dance on Independence Day, 1972
26 x 19.9 inch
Print

$663

Mark Tobey, Untitled, Painting

Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1969
9.3 x 6.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$18,073

Mark Tobey, Sans titre, Print

Mark Tobey

Sans titre, 1970
17.7 x 22 inch
Print

$301

Mark Tobey, Summer Joy, Print

Mark Tobey

Summer Joy, 1972
30.2 x 21.9 x 0 inch
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Our recommendations Mark Tobey, Untitled, Print

Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1970
22.2 x 17.9 x 0 inch
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Mark Tobey, The Awakening Night, Print

Mark Tobey

The Awakening Night, 1974
19.7 x 25.8 x 0.1 inch
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Mark Tobey, Untitled, Print

Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1970
22 x 17.7 x 0 inch
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Mark Tobey, Golden Days, Print

Mark Tobey

Golden Days, 1974
9.1 x 5.7 x 0.1 inch
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Mark Tobey, Awaking Earth, Print

Mark Tobey

Awaking Earth, 1974
20.4 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch
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Mark Tobey, Untitled - Colored Composition, Print

Mark Tobey

Untitled - Colored Composition, 1970
11.8 x 8.3 x 0 inch
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