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George Tooker

 (1920 - 2011)
George Clair, Jr. Tooker was active/lived in New York, Vermont / Spain.  George Tooker is known for surreal genre and figure painting-social commentary.

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George Tooker


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 symbolic, or magic, realist, worked well outside the critical mainstream for much of his career, relegated to the margins by the rise of abstraction.  As doctrinaire modernism loosened its hold in the 1980s, however, he was rediscovered by a you  ...  Displaying 750 of 17139 characters.



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About  George Tooker

Born:  1920 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   2011 - Hartland, Vermont
Known for:  surreal genre and figure painting-social commentary