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Gene Tobey (1945 - 2006)  Artworks >>

From Mason, Texas, Gene Tobey and his wife Rebecca have worked as a team, creating brightly colored, somewhat abstract animals with elements of realism and with line drawings incised into the surfaces. Their work ranges from small objects to a fifteen-foot bronze bear at the Law School of Baylor University. Tobey was born in Utah and began his career as a working potter and sculptor and teacher at Casper Community College in Casper, Wyoming. He was also a teacher in Albany, Oregon at Linn-Benton Community College. In 1985, he married Rebecca, and they combined five children into a family and started working together professionally. In the mid 1990s, they shifted away from ceramics to work in bronze and experiment with eye-catching patinas. Gene Tobey died at age 60 in Santa Fe, New Mexico of leukemia. Source askart.com

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