biografía de George TOOKER (1920-2011)

Lugar de nacimiento: Brooklyn, NY

Direcciones: NYC

Profesión: Painter

Estudios: Harvard Univ. (A.B., 1942); ASL, 1943-44, with Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Harry Sternberg.

Exposiciones: WMAA biennials, 1947-69; Hewitt Gal., NYC, 1951, 1955 (solos); Corcoran Gal biennials, 1951, 1963; PAFA Ann., 1952, 1966; Isaacson Gal., NYC, 1960, 1962 (solos); Durlacher Bros., NYC, 1964, 1967 (solos); Dartmouth Col., 1967 (solo); SFMA (retrospective, traveled to WMAA, Mus. Contemp. Art, Chicago, and Indianapolis MA); David Tunkl Gal., Los Angeles, 1981; Univ. VT, 1987 (solo); Gibbs MA, SC, 1987; M. Del Rey Gal., NYC, 1988 (solo); Univ. VA, 1989 (solo); Addison Gal. Am. Art, 1994 (solo); Ogunquit MA, 1996 (solo); DC Moore Gal., NYC, 1997-98 (solos). Awards: NIAL grant, 1960

Asociaciones: NAD, 1970; NIAL, 1983

Obra: WMAA; MoMA; MMA; SFMA; NMAA; Walker Art Ctr, Minneapolis; Johnson Collection, Smithsonian Inst.; Dartmouth Col.

Comentarios: An artist whose narrative surrealism" portrays the human condition in a depersonalized, modern society. Tooker has favored egg tempera as his medium, basing his technique on Italian Renaissance painting, a method he learned from Jared French and Paul Cadmus in 1945. Teaching: ASL.

Fuentes: WW73; exh. cat., DC Moore Gal. (NYC, 1998); exh. cat., David Tunkl Gal. (Los Angeles, 1981); 300 Years of American Art, 969; Baigell, Dictionary; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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