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GEORGE TOOKER

 
Figurative painting in Post-War American art was a counterpoint to the prevalent trend of Abstract Expressionism. Artists like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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.
Woman and Child200017 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.(44.45 x 59.69 cm) egg tempera on panel
Provenance
with DC Moore Gallery, New York
Private Collection, California
Exhibition
New York, DC Moore Gallery. George Tooker, Recent Paintings. November 15 - December 29, 2000
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 like George Tooker added elements of Freudian psychology and psychological suspense in their visions of contemporary life. "Woman and Child" (2000) depicts one of the artist's favored subjects, the theatre loggia. The visual motif of a mother and child is analogous to the Madonna and Child, a prominent theme among Renaissance painters, and Tooker's egg-tempera medium 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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