George Tooker papers, 1930-1973

Tooker, George, b. 1920
Painter, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.; Vt.

Collection size: 1.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of painter George Tooker measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1973. The papers document Tookers personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and 209 photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.

Biographical/Historical Note: George Tooker (1920-2011) was a painter based in Hartland, Vermont and New York, New York.

George Tooker donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1973.

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Available in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with George Tooker conducted in 1966 by Grace G. Alexander for radio station WNYC, New York City.