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Posted by Jonah on June 12, 2000 at 14:44:53:

In Reply to: MARK TOBEY PAINTINGS FOR SALE! posted by Paul Edelstein on June 12, 2000 at 13:01:21:

Thanks, Paul, for making these available. Mark Tobey is without doubt one of the century's most powerful painters! For more information on him, there are a number of articles and books you can go to.

One article is Ross Woodman's "Bahá'u'lláh's Influence on the New York School of Painting: The 'Unapprehended Inspiration' of Newman and Rothko," in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4.1 (Mar.-June 1991), in which Woodman argues for indirect Bahá'í influences on the work of these two painters and even mentions that Mark Tobey, the renowned abstract painter and a Bahá'í, should be seen as the founder of the New York School. Books of Mark Tobey's art that contain discussions of his participation in the Bahá'í Faith include Arthur Dahl's Mark Tobey: Art and Belief, Eliza E. Rathbone's Mark Tobey: City Paintings, the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States' Mark Tobey: paintings from the collection of Joyce and Arthur Dahl, an article on one series of his paintings, Julie Badiee's "Mark Tobey's City Paintings: Meditations on an Age of Transition," in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 1.4 (1988-1989), and Graham Hassall's essay "The Influences on Mark Tobey," in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 4.1 (Mar. 1986). Further, the Spring 1977 issue of World Order (11.3) was devoted to a series of retrospective essays about Tobey and his art.


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