George Tooker
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George Tooker Paintings 1947-1973, by George Tooker

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Published by The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco .
Written in English


  • 1920,
  • Tooker, George

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
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Open LibraryOL8192628M
ISBN 100884010031
ISBN 109780884010036

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Mystery, magic, ambiguity, symbolism, classical form, and masterful technique characterize the art of George Tooker. For over forty-five years, Tooker has painted haunting psychological landscapes that explore the human condition of modern society with the traditional medium of egg tempera, employing the exacting detail and representational techniques of Renaissance masters.4/5(1). A portal onto George Tooker's unsettling paintings is a New Yorker cartoon by Tom Cheney titled Skeleton in Cubicle. In the middle of a group of nine office cubicles is a skeleton in a suit jacket. The office workers in the eight surrounding cubicles go on with their work as if nothing is out of the ordinary/5(3). "George Tooker first came to prominence for imaginative visions that expressed the uncertainty of the Cold War era. Over the past sixty years, using his own particular blend of figuration and abstraction, he has continued to create radiantly illuminated yet disquieting images. Product Information. This book contains over paintings of George Tooker. The color reproductions capture the luminous quality of the artist's work in egg tempera, and his meticulous painting technique is described in detail through an intimate look into the artist's more than forty-five years Tooker has painted haunting psychological landscapes exploring the human condition, all. George Tooker () by Garver, Thomas H. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(42). George Clair Tooker, Jr., American painter (born Aug. 5, , Brooklyn, N.Y.—died March 27, , Hartland, Vt.), created luminous canvasses of social significance that echoed themes of love, death, sex, grief, alienation, aging, isolation, and’s egg-tempera paintings depicted eerie and haunting situations with mythic overtones. Some of his most chilling offerings include. Nov 16,  · In that scene, I saw some of the faces from George Tooker’s arresting painting, “The Subway,” 1 in which people in moods of despair and anxiety are stuck in a purgatorial subway station. They wear dull expressions and clothes in shades of brown and beige, save for the woman in front who wears an alarm-red dress. Aug 15,  · The Art of George Tooker The artist was 65 when the first full-length book on his work appeared. He was 87 when he received the National Medal of Arts. Tooker never complained about neglect. He was too absorbed by his own contrarian passions. They led him to surprising places. When other young painters followed Pablo Picasso and Jackson.