Mark Tobey

1890 - 1976 · United States

Artist biography

Mark Tobey was a creative artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Mark Tobey, born in 1890, died in 1976. Born in the same country and around the same year are Anni Albers, Mark Tobey, Robert Brackman, Grant Wood and Alexander Calder.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mark Tobey's work is available on display in Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, Switzerland and Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York, the United States. Mark Tobey's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Écritures contemplatives at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger | Marais in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 01 February 2018 until 15 March 2018. Mark Tobey's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; VANGUARDIA Y ARTE INTERNACIONAL V (22 April 2019 - 08 May 2019) at Leandro Navarro Gallería de Arte in Madrid and The Carzaniga gallery at Art Basel 2019 (12 June 2019 - 15 June 2019) at Galerie Carzaniga in Basel. Mark Tobey's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Écritures contemplatives and took place at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger | Marais in Paris, France from the 01 February 2018 to 15 March 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Mark Tobey

Born in 1890, Mark Tobey was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of their work. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, led by the teachings of Piet Mondrian, started to practice pioneering theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These radical styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Mark Tobey

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