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ID: 500012870
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500012870

 
Record Type: Person
Tobey, Mark (American painter, 1890-1976)

Note: Beginning his career as an illustrator, Tobey was a deeply religious man, converting to the universalist Baha'i faith in 1918, which would in some way influence all of his works. After extensive traveling, including a period of time at a Zen monastary in Japan, Tobey taught art and philosophy at Dartington Hall in England until 1937. He then developed his "white writing" technique, painting white cursive writing on dark canvas, a technique which he would use extensively until his death. As an Abstract Expressionist, Tobey's work and career stand out as different because of his strong spiritual beliefs, as well as his varying interests (he was also a classically trained pianist).
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Names:
Tobey, Mark (preferred,V,index,LCO)
Mark Tobey (V,display)
Tobey, Mark George (V)
Tobey (LU,U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
engraver (printmaker)
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Centerville (Trempealeau county, Wisconsin, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Basel (Basel-Stadt, Switzerland) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Wright, Clifford  1937-1943
..................  (American painter and author, born 1919, active in Denmark) [500101484]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Tobey, Mark (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1890-1976) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American painter, 1890-1976) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American painter, 1890-1976) ..... [PROV]
(American artist, 1890-1976) ..... [WCP]
(Engraver, 1890-1976) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1890-1976) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1890-1976) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American sculptor, 1890-1976) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1890-1976) ..... [AVERY]
(American painter, 1890-1976) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1890-1976) ..... [PROV]
(American artist, 1890-1976) ..... [MoMA]
(American artist) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Mark Tobey ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, PROV, VP]
......................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
......................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Tobey ........ [PROV]
.............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Tobey, Mark ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79134980 accessed 9 October 2006
........................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Tobey, Mark George ........ [VP]
.....................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 9 October 2006

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRLPA, Grove Art, MoMA, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79134980
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79134980
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79134980 accessed 9 October 2006; accessed 9 October 2006
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1989 necrol.
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 1 April 2003
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000)
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