Mark Tobey Abstract Painting - Untitled 11
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Mark Tobey
Untitled 11



Tobey was one of the best known and internationally respected artists during the 1950s and 1960s and continues to be a leading figure of 20th century American art. Central to the themes and style of his art is Tobey’s devotion to Bahá’ísm, a faith driven by a sense of oneness, universality, and unity of mankind. Tobey’s techniques and methods evidence his interest in the unity of the image, rather than its separate parts, as he often created complex, all-over compositions with no central focal point. Tobey was influenced by textiles, script, and pictographs, as well as the structures and patterns in our contemporary urban and natural worlds. The seemingly opposing interests in religion and science, the spiritual and material, East and West, and past and present, all fuse in his work to a unique equilibrium and characterize his distinct and highly influential style. In 1956 Tobey was awarded the United States National Prize in the Guggenheim International Awards and elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Tobey was represented in the Venice XXIV Biennale in 1948, and became the first American since James Abbot Whistler in the 19th century to win the Painting Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1959. The Museum of Modern Art organized a retrospective exhibition of Tobey’s work in 1962, and from 1974-1975 an exhibition organized by the National Collection of Fine Arts at the Smithsonian traveled to the Seattle Art Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum. Work by Mark Tobey can be found in major public and private collections around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches unframed Signed and dated lower right


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    H 14 in. x W 13.75 in.

    H 35.56 cm x W 34.93 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
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