Mark George Tobey, born December 11, 1890 and died April 24, 1976.

    Mark Tobey was an American abstract expressionist painter, born in Centerville, Wisconsin. Widely recognized throughout the United States and Europe, Tobey is the most noted among the “mystical painters of the Northwest.” Senior in age and experience, Tobey had a strong influence on the others. Friend and mentor, Tobey shared their interest in philosophy and Eastern religions.

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