Alton Tobey

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Birthday
15, 1914
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 4, 2005 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1914
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 4, 2005 (90)

About

Artist known for his portraits, historical paintings, murals, and illustrations. He said he led a double artistic life that alternated between classical realism and aesthetic exploration.

Before Fame

He attended the Yale University School of Fine Arts on a scholarship he received in 1934. He served in the military before obtaining his Master's degree.

Trivia

His humorous painting, "Thatcher's Thatch," which shows Margaret Thatcher's famous hairdo (and only her hairdo), is an example of his more experimental work.

Family Life

He married musician Roslyn Tobey, with whom he fathered a son.

Associated With

He painted a portrait of Pope John Paul II.

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