MARK TOBEY (1890-1976)
Untitled (Composition)
tempera on paper
sheet: 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm.)
image: 618 x 878 in. (15.6 x 22.5 cm.)
Executed in 1955.
Maurice d'Arguian, Brussels
Collection of Harry Brooks, New York
By descent from the above to the present owner
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Lot Essay

Mark Tobey’s Composition was once included in the collection of Harry A. Brooks, a close friend of Henry Moore, had a long and distinguished career in the New York art world. Having served in the US Army during the Second World War, when he was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Ribbon, Brooks embarked upon his career as an art dealer, joining E. Coe Kerr Gallery in New York, before moving to Knoedler & Co., where he worked for 21 years. In 1968 Brooks joined Wildenstein & Co. as Vice President and later President, before retiring in 1990. A graduate from Princeton University, he served as a Director at the University's Art Museum, as well as at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, NY. Brooks passed away on 2 June 2000, aged 87.

Post Lot Text

Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of the Mark Tobey Project LLC, has confirmed the authenticity. The work is registered in the Mark Tobey archive with the number MT [347-11-17-21].

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