Installation view of the exhibition



Mark Tobey
26 Jan - 24 Mar 2005

The American artist Mark Tobey (1890-1976) can be considered as a precursor to Abstract Expressionism.

He is most famous for the development, from the late 1930s onwards, of his so-called ‘white writing’ style – an overlay of white or light coloured calligraphic markings on an increasingly abstract field. The exhibition brought together around thirty works covering the years from 1954 to 1970, succeeding not only in showcasing the great range and diversity of Tobey's work but also capturing the deeply emotional and 'spiritual' content of his vision.