Mark Tobey | Exceptional Strokes

Mark Tobey (1890-1976) was an innovative and experimental painter, using abstract imagery, soft pastels (rather than “natural” objects) to capture the environment, and dark mist chroma for lighting effects within his works. He would also work in other aesthetics, including cubism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. Tobey became famous as one the :big four" founders of the Northwest School of art and for his brushtroke and compositional technique called "white writing" which presaged the "all over" style of greats such as Jackson Pollock. Here we see some examples of this technique, including some late-in-life inkwashes.