Mark Tobey, ‘Untitled’, 1965, Hollis Taggart Galleries

This work has been authenticated by the Committe Mark Tobey, 2007

Signature: Signed and dated lower right: "Tobey 65"

About Mark Tobey

Abstract painter Mark Tobey strived to represent the mystical through art. Inspired by international travels, Eastern religion, Arabic calligraphy, classical music, and the emerging modes of Abstract Expressionism, Tobey created a unique visual language of all-over painting and gestural abstraction, which he called “white writing.” “What I had learned in the Orient had affected more than I realized,” he said. “In a short time white writing emerged. I had a totally new conception of painting.” When working in this technique, Tobey would place white calligraphic marks and symbols atop an abstract field composed of thousands of densely interwoven brushstrokes.

American, 1890-1976, Centerville, Wisconsin

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
The Nude in Print, Childs Gallery, Boston
2017
2016
Biennale des Antiquaires, Galerie Diane de Polignac & Chazournes, Paris
2016
New Acquisitions, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2014
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
The Nude in Print, Childs Gallery, Boston
2017
2016
Biennale des Antiquaires, Galerie Diane de Polignac & Chazournes, Paris
2016
New Acquisitions, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
American Painters in Paris, Galerie Diane de Polignac & Chazournes
2014
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
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