Mark Tobey

Mark Tobey (December 11, 1890 – April 24, 1976) was an American abstract painter.

Tobey was born in Centerville, Wisconsin. He studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York in 1911. In 1922 Tobey moved to Seattle to teach at the Cornish College of Allied Arts. Tobey held his first solo exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum in 1935.

Along with Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, and Morris Graves, Tobey was a founder of the Northwest School.

Mark Tobey's work can be found in most major museums in the US and internationally, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.