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George Tooker papers, circa 1851-2010

Tooker, George


Collection Information

Size: 5.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter George Tooker measure 5.1 linear feet and date from circa 1851 to 2010. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, gallery files, exhibition files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and numerous 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. A subsequent addition was donated in 2018 by Aaron Watkins, the executor to George Tooker's estate.

Related Materials

Materials related to the George Tooker papers can be found the William Christopher papers at the Archives of American Art.