Mark Tobey

1890 - 1976

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Mark George Tobey (December 11, 1890 – April 24, 1976) was an American painter. His densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract expressionism, although the motives for his compositions differ philosophically from most Abstract Expressionist painters. His work was widely recognized throughout the United States and Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Tobey has received more than 131,722 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mark Tobey is the 1,147th most popular painter (down from 1,105th in 2019), the 4,377th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,297th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Mark Tobey ranks 1,147 out of 1,428. Before him are Giuseppe De Nittis, Vilhelms Purvītis, Amélie Lundahl, Pavel Filonov, Oldřich Lajsek, and Eugen Schüfftan. After him are Vilmos Aba-Novák, Joseph Duplessis, Abanindranath Tagore, Lydia Lopokova, Nicholas Hilliard, and Kay Sage.

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Among people born in 1890, Mark Tobey ranks 126Before him are Erik Heinrichs, Jüri Uluots, Karl Freund, Henny Porten, Sigurd Hoel, and Mário de Sá-Carneiro. After him are Alexander Granach, Elizabeth Bolden, Percy Hodge, Helge Løvland, Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen, and Moa Martinson. Among people deceased in 1976, Mark Tobey ranks 121Before him are Juan d'Arienzo, Percy Faith, Rudolph Minkowski, Jean Martinon, Rosalind Russell, and Maurice Dobb. After him are Marguerite Laugier, Stanley Baker, Jens Bjørneboe, Otto Tief, Giuseppe Cavanna, and Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Tobey ranks 4,377 out of 15,968. Before him are Peggy Lipton (1946), Olivia Wilde (1984), Conan O'Brien (1963), Annie Potts (1952), W. S. Van Dyke (1889), and Hedda Hopper (1885). After him are Gladys Knight (1944), Pat Benatar (1953), George Dewey (1837), Nelson A. Miles (1839), William B. Travis (1809), and Stephen Cook (1939).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Mark Tobey ranks 54Before him are John Baldessari (1931), Jim Dine (1935), John Singleton Copley (1738), Edwin Austin Abbey (1852), Adolph Gottlieb (1903), and Chuck Close (1940). After him are Kay Sage (1898), George Catlin (1796), John Trumbull (1756), Frank Frazetta (1928), George Bellows (1882), and Helen Frankenthaler (1928).