Mark Tobey, Art And Belief
by Arthur Dahl
Connection between the artist and the Bahá'í Faith.
Mark Tobey was recognized in his later years as a unique force in 20th century art, and one of the most remarkable American artists. A series of exhibitions in the last fifteen years of his life clearly demonstrated the diversity and scale of his achievement as an artist.
But the background to this achievement, in terms of the artist's own outlook and beliefs, remained poorly understood. This book explores this background, which is not only of particular importance for an understanding of Tobey's work, but also of special interest for the light it throws on the significance and attraction of the Bahá'í Faith for a major modern artist.
The purpose of Mark Tobey: Art and Belief is to illustrate a theme - the connection between the work of a major artist, Mark Tobey, and his religious belief as an active member of the Bahá'í Faith.
The book includes poems and essays by Mark Tobey himself, numerous illustrations of his work, and a series of articles about aspects of the artist and his art, including contributions from two distinguished American art critics.
128 pages, 79 illustrations
21.6 x 22.9 cm (8.5 x 9 in)