Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "Peinture américaine, 1920–1940 (Amerikaanse schilderkunst, 1920–1940)," November 10–December 30, 1979, no. 93.
Albany. New York State Senate. "Twelve Americans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 5–June 20, 1980, unnumbered cat. (p. 25).
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Mark Tobey, City Paintings," March 18–June 17, 1984, no. 7.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selection One: Twentieth-Century Art," February 1–April 30, 1985, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Artists for Victory," October 1, 1996–January 12, 1997, extended to January 22, 1997, no catalogue.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. "Mark Tobey: Threading Light," May 6–September 17, 2017, unnumbered cat. (pl. 34).
A. Hyatt Mayor. Artists for Victory: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. A Picture Book of the Prize Winners. New York, 1942, unpaginated, ill.
"Artists for Victory Score Victory in Metropolitan Exhibition." Art Digest 17 (December 15, 1942), p. 6.
"Record Art Show Has $52,000 Prizes." New York Times (December 8, 1942), p. 30.
Alfred M. Frankfurter. "The Artists for Victory Exhibition: The Paintings." Art News 41 (January 1–14, 1943), p. 12, ill. p. 8.
Mark Tobey. Exh. cat., Portland Art Museum. Portland, 1945, unpaginated.
"The Americans at Venice." Art News 47 (September 1948), p. 25, ill.
Howard Devree. "An Artist's Growth: Mark Tobey Retrospective at Whitney." New York Times (October 7, 1951), p. 119.
Dorothy C. Miller inNew Art in America: Fifty Painters of the 20th Century. Ed. John I. H. Baur. Greenwich, Conn., 1957, ill. p. 193, dates it 1936.
Howard Devree. "Award at Venice: Top Prize Caps Distinguished Career of Mark Tobey—Whitney Exhibition." New York Times (June 22, 1958), p. X15, ill.
"Tobey's Works in Paris: 300 Paintings of American Displayed at Louvre." New York Times (October 19, 1961), p. 31.
William C. Seitz. Mark Tobey. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1962, pp. 16, 27, 51, 85 n. 47, 92, 107, no. 7, ill. p. 17 (color), tentatively dates it 1935; states that the artist is "positive" that this work was painted in fall 1935, noting that many early works were dated "long after they were painted".
Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, pp. 162–63, ill.
Edmund Burke Feldman. Varieties of Visual Experience: Art as Image and Idea. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. (1st ed., 1967). New York, 1972, p. 68, ill. p. 69, dates it 1936.
John Russell. "Painter Tobey, at 83, Still Has a Way with a Line." Smithsonian 5 (June 1974), p. 62, ill. p. 58 (color).
John Russell. "Art: Welcome Tribute to Mark Tobey." New York Times (June 8, 1974), p. 27.
John Russell. "Art: Seeking the Look of the City." New York Times (August 10, 1974), p. 62.
John Russell. The Meanings of Modern Art. Vol. 10, America Redefined. New York, 1975, p. 11, fig. 18.
John Russell. "Mark Tobey, Abstract Artist, 85, Dies." New York Times (April 25, 1976), p. 53.
Helen A. Harrison. Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N. Y., 1977, p. 24, no. 18, ill.
Helen A. Harrison inLa Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Brussels, 1978, unpaginated, no. 17, ill., reprints Ref. Harrison 1977.
Fred Hoffman. "Mark Tobey's Paintings of New York." Artforum 17 (April 1979), pp. 25, 27–28, 29 nn. 2, 33, ill. p. 24.
Henry Geldzahler. Twelve Americans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., New York State Senate, Albany. New York, 1980, pp. 24–25, ill.
John Russell. The Meanings of Modern Art. New York, 1981, p. 296.
Lowery S. Sims inProfil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York: de Ramsès à Picasso. Exh. cat., Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux. Bordeaux, 1981, p. 166.
Min-Chih Yao. The Influence of Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy on Mark Tobey (1890–1976). [San Francisco], 1983, pp. 15–16, pl. 5.
Lucretia H. Giese. "Mark Tobey's 1939 Murals for the John A. Baillargeons: A Transition." Archives of American Art Journal 23, no. 2 (1983), pp. 10, 12 n. 18, fig. 13.
Eliza E. Rathbone. Mark Tobey: City Paintings. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1984, pp. 26–38, 41, 56, 66, 71 n. 1, p. 76, no. 7, ill. frontispiece (color) and p. 29, dates it 1935.
John Russell. "Street Life by Mark Tobey—And a Decade of Drawings." New York Times (April 1, 1984), p. H31.
William C. Seitz. "Tobey's World View." Mark Tobey: Art and Belief. Oxford, 1984, p. 18, colorpl. 6, dates it 1936.
Piri Halasz. "Manhattan Museums: The 1940s vs. the 1980s; Part Two: The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Arts Magazine 59 (March 1985), p. 91, dates it about 1936.
Wanda M. Corn. "The Artist's New York, 1900–1930." Budapest and New York: Studies in Metropolitan Transformation, 1870–1930. Ed. Thomas Bender and Carl E. Schorske. New York, 1994, p. 307, fig. 11.2.
Helen Westgeest. Zen in the Fifties: Interaction in Art Between East and West. Exh. cat., Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen. Zwolle, 1996, fig. 26, dates it 1936.
Bert Winther-Tamaki. "Mark Tobey, White Writing for a Janus-faced America." Word & Image 13 (January/March 1997), pp. 80–81, fig. 6.
Sheryl Conkelton and Laura Landau. Northwest Mythologies: The Interactions of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson. Exh. cat., Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, 2003, p. 19, ill. (color).
Debra Bricker Balken inAbstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Gary Tinterow, Lisa Mintz Messinger, and Nan Rosenthal. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, p. 58, fig. 17 (color).
Christopher Reed. "Modernizing the Mikado: Japan, Japanism and the Limitations of the Avant-garde." Visual Culture in Britain 14 (March 2013), p. 80, fig. 6 (color).
Branden W. Joseph. Experimentations: John Cage in Music, Art, and Architecture. New York, 2016, p. 36, fig. 1.1.
Debra Bricker Balken. Mark Tobey: Threading Light. Exh. cat., Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Andover, Mass., 2017, pp. 78, 191, ill. (color), colorpl. 34.
Christopher Reed. Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities. New York, 2017, pp. 237, 241, 369 n. 107, fig. 3.19.
Robert C. Morgan inMark Tobey. Exh. cat., Pace Gallery. New York, 2018, p. 10, fig. 6 (color).
Ding Ning. "Artistic Tropes: Some Cases of Mutual Chinese-American Influence." Complementary Modernisms in China and the United States: Art as Life/Art as Idea. Ed. Zhang Jian and Bruce Robertson. [e-book], 2020, p. 406, fig. 2 (color).
Erika Doss. Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Religion. Chicago, 2023, pp. 90, 92, 119–20, 238 n. 95.
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