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George Tooker papers, 1930-1973

Tooker, George, 1920-

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 5.2 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter George Tooker measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1973. The papers document Tooker's 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. There is a 3.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2018 that includes biographical material; correspondence; exhibition and sales records;photographs of Tooker, his family and with other artists and slides of works of art; and reel-to-reel recordings "G. Tooker Legendry V.P.R", I & II.

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. Additional papes donated 2018 by Aaron Watkins, Tooker's executor.

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