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Tooker, George

Overview
Works: 65 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 1,951 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Illustrator, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: ND237.T585, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Tooker
George Tooker by Thomas H Garver ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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. The absorbing images both enchant and disquiet us in their forceful depiction of the complexities of our age while clearly demonstrating the artist's love of composition and human form." "All his most famous and most frequently reproduced "public" paintings are here: The Subway, Government Bureau, The Waiting Room, Landscape with Figures, Corporate Decision, and the recent Terminal. These images of contemporary men and women within almost allegorical tableaux powerfully portray the inability to communicate in times of dehumanizing technological advances, reflecting the conflict between fear and terror and love and beauty in an anonymous bureaucracy from which there is apparently no exit. The "private" paintings - Lovers, Dreamers, Sleepers, Mirrors, and Windows - convey a profound sense of humanism while more romantically and lyrically evoking the same themes of conflict. Here and throughout Tooker's work the commonplace is imbued with a tone of quiet mystery that allows it to become strange and beautiful, touching both our spiritual and sensual lives." "This expanded edition of the 1985 monograph now contains over 145 paintings, including all work completed since 1985, bringing up to date the entire range of Tooker's important and fascinating work. Over 85 excellent color reproductions beautifully 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 Tooker's studio." "A catalogue raisonne, concise biography, selected bibliography, and lists of public collections, exhibitions, and awards provide the only complete reference source to Tooker's paintings and career."--BOOK JACKET
George Tooker : working drawings by Ildiko Heffernan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Tooker, paintings, 1947-1973 : [exhibition] the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 13 July-2 September 1974 ... by George Tooker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The weariest river by Lloyd Biggle ( )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabel Bishop papers by Isabel Bishop ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. There are scattered biographical documents, correspondence with fellow artists such as Peggy Bacon, Warren Chappell, Edward Laning, and R. B. Kitaj, and with writers, curators, museums, galleries, arts organizations, and others. Also found are arts organization files, Bishop's writings about Warren Chappell and friend Reginald Marsh, notes, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, photographs of Bishop and her artwork, and photographs of Reginald and Felicia Marsh. Original artwork includes 8 sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and watercolor figure studies
George Tooker by California Palace of the Legion of Honor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Tooker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This documentary will introduce audiences to the work of American painter George Tooker through interviews with the artist and the curators of George Tooker: a retrospective"--Container
George Tooker by Robert Cozzolino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Tooker first came to prominence for imaginative visions that expressed the uncertainity 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. Imbued with moral, spiritual, and sensual power, they quietly demonstrate his passion for issues of social equality, and have garnered admiration from critics and peers alike for their acuity and virtuoso technique." "This book, the first representative overview of Tooker's work for thirty years, provides a much-deserved and comprehensive examination of the scope of his art. In essays comprising new research and offering fresh insights, it explores his passion for composition, his spirituality and his exploration of identity. Featuring superb reproductions of more than eighty of the artist's timeless images, the book also enables readers to see the unexpected ways in which Tooker's work echoes what has been considered avant garde in American art and to appreciate the depth of his resonant, prescient imagery. A major new study of one of America's most influential modern painters, George Tooker celebrates the lifetime achievement of an artist whose work subtly challenges conventinal prejudices and captures the essential mystery at the heart of the human experience."--BOOK JACKET
Government Bureau by George Tooker ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Interview with Indrani [and] interview with Henry H. Crapo by Indrani ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tracks 1-3 (ca. 13 min.). Music and introduction of program. Host Marian Horosko introduces Indrani. Indrani speaks about the types of of dance she specializes in: Bharata Natyam, Orissi (Odissi), Kuchipudi, and Mohiniyattom; the origins of Indian classical dance forms; Kathakali; Orissi dance; her company, including the musicans; performing outside of India
Honoré Sharrer papers by Honoré Sharrer ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Also included are two photographs of works of art by Lester Burbank Bridaham as well as photographs taken and collected by Sharrer as source material. Writings are about Sharrer and include a mock-up of an unpublished book "One White Christmas," written by Honoré Sachs and illustrated by Sharrer. Works of art include studies for paintings and illustrations and other preliminary drawings. Printed material includes newspaper clippings; notes and printed material on frames and painting materials; exhibition catalogs and announcements, including a copy (inscribed by Sharrer) of the catalog for Fourteen Americans, a show which was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946; clippings of published illustrations by Sharrer; and miscellany. Also included are two small paintbrushes (size 00 and 000) used by Sharrer in the 1990s, which are similar to ones she used to paint Tribute to the American Working People, her most well-known work. Also included is a small binder of information compiled by the artist's husband that lists all extant works by Sharrer
George Tooker: Paintings 1947-1973 by George Tooker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Government bureau by George Tooker ( )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Tempera, 19 5/8" x 29 5/8". Metropolitan Museum. #56.78. George H. Hearn Fund, 1956"--Catalog
Government bureau by George Tooker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1970 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Artists' letters sent to Thomas H. Garver ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection includes letters from American and British artists: Stephen Ambrose, Jim Dine, Michael Kenna, Robert Kushner, Joseph Raffael, John Szarkowski, George Tooker. The Kushner and Rafael letters have watercolor designs on them
George Tooker interview by George Tooker ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Interview of George Tooker conducted by Grace G. Alexander for radio station WNYC, New York City
Dreamstate by Dayspring (Musical group) ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack Levine papers by Jack Levine ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three scrapbooks contain clippings that document Levine's career and reflect his political interests. Additional printed material consists of a comprehensive collection of clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs. There is also an announcement for a lecture by Levine, press releases, calendars of events, reproductions of artwork, programs, brochures including one for Facing East, a portfolio of Levine's prints, and three books
George Tooker artist file : by George Tooker ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Assembled artist file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before and after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography
George Tooker : working drawings : Burlington, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, [11 Sept. - 1 Nov., 1987] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
George Tooker
Tooker, George Clair Jr.
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English (62)
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