Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On Gentle Religion & Bloody-Minded Persistence: The example of Mark Tobey

Painter Robert Genn


My wife and blogging inspiration Bonita has been receiving for several years the art-focused Robert Genn Twice-Weekly Letters by e-mail. Today's letter is about Baha'i Mark Tobey. -gw

A complex character, Tobey was a member of the Baha'i faith. He claimed it filled his work with love. This gentle religion probably prevented him from becoming a complete ogre. Through the force of his personality and by his own example, Tobey taught the value of ego, effort, and bloody-minded persistence.


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