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ALTON  S. TOBEY

 

The Murals

 

Alton Tobey working on his mural "The Constellations" at the Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle, New York. Partially visible in the photograph above are two of the four portraits on the east, West, North and South axes, of astronomy's founding fathers.

      In the course of over forty years, Alton Tobey created dozens of murals that are in museums and public institutions worldwide. A few are shown on this page. His subjects ranged from local and national history as well as scientific and archaeological discoveries to subjects of a cosmological nature, such as the one above.

      As a muralist he distinguishes himself as being not only a great artist, but as an inveterate researcher as well -- a perfectionist and a stickler for accuracy in each and every detail in all of his work.

 

TO VISIT PAGES WITH MORE DETAILS ABOUT ANY MURAL,
OR INFORMATION ABOUT ITS CREATION, CLICK ON THE IMAGE ITSELF
OR ON THE HIGHLIGHTED "More details..." LINK IN THE TITLE.
THEN USE YOUR BROWSWER'S 'BACK' BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.

 

"A mural is a symphony of painting. It requires all the elements usually seen singly in other types of painting and tries to coordinate them into a single organic composition. . . The pictorial scheme must accentuate structure."

-- Alton Tobey

 

The "Inca Brain Surgery" mural
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The "Mutilations" mural
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The two 7 x 12 foot murals of early "Inca Brain Surgery" (left above) and a history of man's "Self Mutilations in The Pursuit of Beauty" (right above) are in the Hall of Physical Anthropology at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Click on either of the images or on the "More details..." links in any of the titles to go to details pages on any of the murals on this page.



The 8 x 9 foot "Medal of Honor" mural
at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
aboard the aircraft carrier in New York
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Four of the six 7 x 13 foot murals on the life of General Douglas MacArthur at his Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia.
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The 25 by 15 foot "Roots of Westchester" Mural at the County Courthouse in White Plains, New York.
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The 11 x 47 foot "Evolution of Shipbuilding" murals at the American Bureau of Shipping in New York City.
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Three 6 x 12 foot murals on the "Naval History of Saudi Arabia"
for a Saudi Officer's Club in that country.
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The President's Council on Physical Fitness Mural in Washington, D.C.
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The American Judiciary and other Historical Murals
in Washington, D.C.
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The Thomasville, Georgia Mural.
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The Founders of Hartford Mural, Hartford, Connecticut.
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The Camp Field Library Mural,
Hartford, Connecticut.
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The Evyan Perfume Mural
Evyan Corporate Headquarters, New York
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"Art is the lens through which I experience the world. Art is the medium to present the human condition. . . . love, fear, bewilderment, pleasure, distaste, brotherhood and all the subtleties that we all know . . ."

 

---Alton Tobey

On July 13, 2006 the White Plains Times published a full-page feature article on a local Westchester County school's dedication of their own mural museum to Tobey for all the work he had done for many years with students in the county school system. A link created here will take you to the complete text of this article.

 

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Master of Realism
[ THE MURALS ]
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[ PUBLISHED WORKS ]

 

 

 

Beyond Realism
[ THE FRAGMENTS ]
[ THE CURVILINEARS ]
[ LATIN INFLUENCE ]

 

 

 


The Alton Tobey Collection

Judith Tobey, David Tobey; Directors

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