Happy Birthday Mark Tobey!! Born in 1890, this American painter is was born in Centerville, Wisconsin, but relocated to Seattle, Washington. Influenced by the Orient, Tobey's compositions are intricate and complex. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute for a time, and was a fashion illustrator for McCall's magazine. Following a teaching stint in England and a tour of China and Japan, Tobey's work turned toward abstract expressionism. The painting here is titled Broadway, 1936.