1966, lithograph, 12,5 x 20 cm, lo. ri. autographed Tobey, lo. le. num. 211/300, further inscriptions by another hand, unframed. - US-american painter, forerunner of abstract expressionism, studied in Chicago, in 1911 he moved to New York where he worked as portrait painter a. commercial artist for "Vogue", between 1922 a. 1938 he changes between the USA, in Japan, China a. the Middle East, a solo exhibition of his "White Writing Paintings" in 1944 is his breakthrough in the USA, the Venice Biennale in 1958 spreads his fame worldwide, later he also exhibited at the Documenta. - Mus.: New York (MoMA), San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo a. others. - Lit.: Vollmer.