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Farmer's Market

Photo: Paul Macapia

Farmer's Market


Mark Tobey

born Centerville, Wisconsin, 1890; died Basel, Switzerland, 1976

Opaque watercolor on paperboard
19 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (49.9 x 39.7 cm)
Overall h.: 24 1/4 in.
Overall w.: 20 3/8 in.
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Photo: Paul Macapia
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Mark Tobey, Apr.1942.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Annual Exhibition Of Northwest Artists, 1943.

Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, Northwest Artists, 1946.

United States Information Agency, Twenty Five Years of American Painting 1933-1958, 1959 (Naples, Italy, Palazzo Reale, 1959; Rome, Italy, Gallery of Modern Art, 1959; Florence, Italy, Strozzina, 1960; Milan, Italy, Permente, 1960; Frankfurt, Germany, Landesmuseum-Darmstadt, 1960; Göteborg, Sweden, Gothenburg Art Museum, 1960; York, England, City Art Gallery).

Seattle, Washington, Seattle World's Fair, Fine Arts Pavilion, Seattle Art Museum Mark Tobey Exhibition, 1962.

The Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio, A View Of Contemporary American Watercolor, 1968.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, Mark Tobey Retrospective, Mar. 20 - Apr. 21, 1968.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Tobey's 80: A Retrospective from Northwest Collectors, Dec. 3, 1970 - Jan. 31, 1971.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Traditions, June 29 - Dec. 10, 1978. (Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Mar. 19 - Apr. 29, 1979).

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Tobey and the Public Market, Oct. - Nov. 1981.
Published ReferencesThe Christian Science Monitor, 1984.

Kingsbury, Martha and Sarah Clark. Northwest Traditions. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1978; p. 10

Seattle Art Museum, "Tobey's 80: A Retrospective from Northwest Collectors", cat., Intro. by Betty Bowen, 1970, cat. # 21 text, reproduced.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, "Mark Tobey Retrospective", cat., Intro. by Merrill C. Rueppel, 1968, cat. # 18, ill.

"Mark Tobey: The World Of A Market", University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA: 1964, pl. # 1, ill.

MIZUE, no. 689, ill., August 1962

United States Information Agency, "Twenty Five Years of American Painting 1933-1958", cat., 1959, p. 39

Johns, Barbara. Signs of Home: The Paintings and Wartime Diary of Kamekichi Tokita, in association with Painting Seattle: Kamekichi Tokita and Kenjiro Nomura. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2011; p. 97, reproduced fig. 77.

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