biografía de Alton Stanley TOBEY (1914-2005)

Lugar de nacimiento: Middletown, CT

Direcciones: Hartford, CT; Larchmont, NY

Profesión: Painter, lecturer

Estudios: Yale Univ. School Fine Arts (B.F.A., 1937; M.F.A., 1947)

Exposiciones: CAFA, 1934-37; 48 States Comp., U.S.P.O. Station, East Hartford, CT, 1939 (prize); City Center Gals., 1950-53; Riverside Mus., 1952-54; Norfolk Mus. Arts & Sciences, 1966; Loeb Center, NYU, 1969-71.

Obra: two murals, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC; Jewish Mus., NYC; NAD, Edwin Abbey Collection, NY. Commissions: mural for Campfield Ave. Library, commissioned by Charles Goodwin, 1937; murals for East Hartford Post Office, 1938 (now destroyed); Life of Gen MacArthur (six murals), Edwin Abbey Mural Fund for MacArthur Mem., 1965; two murals on anthropology, Smithsonian Mus. Natural Hist., 1967; fourteen murals on Am. history, commissioned by director of Project 1914, Chadds Ford, PA, 1970.

Comentarios: First known for his portraits. In the late 1940s he began to paint common objects in three dimensions. After that he worked in a style with no straight lines, in two dimensions. In the 1980s he did a series of realistic paintings. Also produced illustrations, ceramic plates and other works. Preferred media: oils, acrylics. Positions: pres., Mamaroneck Art Guild; director, Artists Equity New York, 1970-; vice pres., Nat. Soc. Mural Painters, 1972-. Teaching: instructor & lecturer, styles, techniques & history of art, Yale School Fine Arts, 1945-49; lecturer history of art, City College New York, 1950-51.

Fuentes: WW73; WW40; Art in Conn.: Between World Wars.

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