George Tooker

I have been cataloging 18 images of studies and paintings by George Tooker from the book by Robert Cozzolino. “By focusing on individuals and the lives they lead in society, whether evident in their choices of intimacy or their dehumanizing political systems, Tooker has given the world multiple stories about what it is to live in the second half of the twentieth century and now in the twenty-first. (Cozzolino, 8)”  He was a lover of Paul Cadmus. Their depictions of the male figure bares a stylistic resemblance to one another with the voluptuousness they detail in their work. Most notable in his work is the use of the cubicle to illustrate the isolationism of the modern human condition, it is in this that his work stands apart from Cadmus.

Landscape with Figures, George Tooker, 1965-66

Landscape with Figures, George Tooker, 1965-66

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