George Tooker | Embrace of Peace

George Tooker (1920-2011) was an artist both ahead of his time and very much from another era. Using the classical medium of tempura, he depicted modern life in all its stark, unsettling beauty. Here we see woks that show expressionless figures in various combinations of relationship - some intimate, some moving, and all without direct emotion, yet with a warmth of color, light, and symbolism that reveals the potential for connection in even unsympathetic circumstances.

image Jukebox 1953
image In the Summerhouse 1958
image Embrace of Peace 1986
image Entertainers Year Unknown
image Fiesta 1948
image The Waiting Room 1959
image Embrace I 1981
image Embrace II 1981
image Embrace III 1981
image Gypsies 1968
image Lovers I Year Unknown
image Lovers II Year Unknown
image Lanterns 1977
image Voice I Year Unknown
image The Subway 1950
image Red Carpet Year Unknown
image Guitar 1957
image Bathers 1950
image Window I 1956
image Window II 1956
image Window III Year Unknown
image Window IV Year Unknown
image Toilette Year Unknown
image Untitled Year Unknown
image Three Women Year Unknown
image Watchers Year Unknown
image Table Year Unknown
image Mirror II Year Unknown
image Garden Party 1952
image Fountain 1950
image Night I Year Unknown
image Garden Wall 1990
image Meadow I Year Unknown
image Meadow II Year Unknown
image Market Year Unknown
image Coney Island 1947
image Builders 1952