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 George Clair, Jr. Tooker  (1920 - 2011)

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Lived/Active: New York/Vermont / Spain      Known for: surreal genre and figure painting-social commentary

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BIOGRAPHY for George Tooker
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Birth
1920 (Brooklyn, New York)
 
Death
2011 (Hartland, Vermont)

Lived/Active
New York/Vermont / Spain


Self portrait - George Tooker - Self Portrait


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surreal genre and figure painting-social commentary

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Following is the obituary of the artist by William Grimes, The New York Times, March 29, 2011.

George Tooker, a painter whose haunting images of trapped clerical workers and forbidding government offices expressed a peculiarly 20th-century brand of anxiety and alienation, died on Sunday at his home in Hartland, Vt. He was 90.

The cause was complications of kidney failure, Edward De Luca, director of the D C Moore Gallery in Manhattan, said.

Mr. Tooker, often called a (showing 500 of 17183 characters).



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