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, in cooperation with the Vermont Arts Council, we see Tooker's more intimate and empathetic portrayals. While these consistently show no direct emotional expression, the action, color and symbolism reveal a humanity that overcomes anonymity.
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