Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of painter George Tooker measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1973. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and 209 photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.
George Tooker papers, 1930-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels, 678-679 and 692, at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to processing.
Available in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with George Tooker conducted in 1966 by Grace G. Alexander for radio station WNYC, New York City.
George Tooker (1920-2011) was a painter based in Hartland, Vermont and New York, New York.
George Tooker donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1973.
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