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GEORGE TOOKER

 
Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.  
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<br>Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Moon Rise199717 5/8 x 26 1/2 in.(44.77 x 67.31 cm) egg tempera on gesso panel
Provenance
with DC Moore Gallery, New York
Private Collection, California
Exhibition
New York, DC Moore Gallery. Memorial Exhibition. Reality Reflects as a Dream. June 9 - August 5, 2011
Price250,000
Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists such as George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. The artist's signature egg-tempera medium used in "Moon Rise" evokes the formal aspects of Renaissance painting.

Early studies at the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for Tooker's mastery of the painting medium. His work is included in important museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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