Painter, Art patron
Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: 28 letters and 36 postcards from Mark Tobey and his companion Pehr Hallsten, 3 small sketches by Tobey, dated 1954 and 1955, and 3 blank cards designed by Hallsten. Most of the letters were written while Toby and Hallsten were travelling in Europe, although several were sent from New York. Topics include Tobey's critical responses to specific exhibitions with reactions to works of art, artists, and others involved in the art world, as well as more general attitudes towards contemporary art in Europe.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and patron; Seattle, Wash. Born 1920. Utley was a protegé and friend of Mark Tobey.
Donated 1987 by Windsor Utley.