7321 Beverly Boulevard • Los Angeles California 90036 • (323)933-5523 Fax: (323)933-7618
Gallery Description: 20th Century American Prints, Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture: Focus on California Modernism, 1920s-60s; Five Centuries of Prints & Drawings, Latin American Artists, Women Artists
The Tobey C. Moss Gallery opened in 1978 with a modest showing of prints by John Sloan and Armin Hansen - from one coast of the United States to the other. As a member of the IFPDA/International Fine Print Dealers Association, our print inventory is extensive but we also offer drawings, watercolors, collages, paintings and sculptures. We favor American artists, particularly those active in California since the 1930s....through today. Abstraction is a special direction in the Gallery, in parallel with social criticism, kineticism, works by women artists and works by Mexican/Latin and African American artists. In addition, we offer occasional fine works by European, Asian and Early Master artists.
Many estates and media have been represented in the Gallery with current focus upon those of Jules Engel, Leonard Edmondson, Werner Drewes, Stanton Macdonald Wright, Clinton Adams, Nicholas P. (Nick) Brigante, Peter Krasnow and Gordon Wagner.
We also present works by Ruth Asawa, Mario Avati, Dorr Bothwell, Elizabeth Catlett, Lee Chesney, William Dole, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, Ynez Johnston, John Paul Jones, Matusumi (Mike) Kanemitsu, Basil Langton, Helen Lundeberg, George Herms, Leopoldo Mendez, Carlos Merida, Lee Mullican, Pablo O’Higgins, Arnoldo Pomodoro, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Jay Rivkin, Betye Saar, Palmer Schoppe, Peter Shire, Joyce Treiman, Howard Warshaw, June Wayne, Emerson Woelffer, Tyrus Wong and many others.
Tobey C. Moss Gallery began in 1978 with a listing of "Selected Prints". Today, we still offer a fine collection of prints and drawing - 15th through 20th centuries. The direction in the gallery has broadened to include art in all media, especially works originating in southern California between the 1920s and the 1960s: post-surrealism, abstract classicism, minimalism, hard-edge, assemblage, the Federal Arts Project and printmakers launched in lithography with Lynton Kistler during the '30s-'50s and the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in the 1960s and beyond.
We have worked with many institutions and individual collectors as they examine and acquire works of art from our particular area of California modernism. Our special mission is to confirm the art historical base of California. The contemporary art 'explosion' in southern California, now internationally acclaimed, was rooted and nurtured by the artists and the art that we present at the Gallery. Among those creative artists are listed: Clinton Adams, Ruth Asawa, Dorr Bothwell, Nicholas P. Brigante, Jean Charlot, William Dole, Werner Drewes, Leonard Edmondson, Jules Engel, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, George Herms, Peter Krasnow, Ynez Johnston, John Paul Jones, Helen Lundeberg, Rico Lebrun, David P. Levine, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, John McLaughlin, Jay Rivkin, Palmer Schoppe, Joyce Treiman, Gordon Wagner, Emerson Woelffer and many others.