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George Tooker papers

Creator:
Tooker, George, 1920-2011  Search this
Names:
Bachinski, Walter  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Christopher, William R, 1924-1973  Search this
Dix, Otto, 1891-1969  Search this
French, Jared, 1905-1988  Search this
French, Margaret  Search this
Ginzburg, Ralph  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Isaacson, Robert  Search this
Kirstein, Fidelma  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Perlin, Bernard, 1918-  Search this
Peterson, Joan, 1933-  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1851-2010
Summary:
The papers of painter George Tooker measure 5.1 linear feet and date from circa 1851 to 2010. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, gallery files, exhibition files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and numerous photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter George Tooker measure 5.1 linear feet and date from circa 1851 to 2010. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, gallery files, exhibition files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and numerous photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.

Biographical material consists of membership and travel documents, writings on and by Tooker on his circle, an address book, resume, and papers regarding Tooker's education. Also included are biographical material related to Tooker's partner William Christopher who passed in 1973. A 1978 interview with Vermont Public radio on two sound reels is also featured.

Correspondence is with friends, colleagues, and organizations. Correspondents include Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Walter Bachinski, William Christopher, Otto Dix, Jared and Margaret French, Ralph Ginzburg, Xavier Gonzalez, Robert Isaacson, Edward Laning, Lincoln Kirstein, Lee Nordness, Bernard Perlin, Joan Peterson, Theodore Stamos, Bridget Tichenor, and others. Also included are family correspondence and correspondence regarding the Estate of William Christopher.

Project files document Tooker's commissions including the set and costume design for Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Saint of Bleecker Street and Tooker's participation in the selection of candidates for the Vestris Prize for Choreography. Files contain correspondence, business documents, printed ephemera, sketches, photographs, three volumes of vocal scores, and textile samples.

Gallery records include business correspondence and consignments with various key galleries in Tooker's career spanning the 1960s to the end of his career including D.C. Moore Gallery, Marisa Del Re Gallery, and Durlacher Bros..

Exhibition records include documents regarding the organization of several select exhibitions in Tooker's career incuding an early retrospective at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (1974) and a later traveling retrospective from 2008-2009.

Printed material consists of invitations, press releases, news clippings and exhibition catalogs documenting the careers of both George Tooker and William Christopher.

Artwork includes numerous sketchbooks, loose drawings, and sketches from Tooker's studies at the Art Students' League in the mid 1940s, in addition to an early ex-libris print created by Tooker in his youth. Also included is a sketchbook by William Christopher, as well as a study for the work The Subway, in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Photographic materials depict Tooker's family life as well as his early artistic collaborations depicted in a number of black and white photographs taken by George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa in the mid to late 1940s. A majority of the photographs depict artists and friends, among them: George Tooker and his companion William Christopher, Paul Cadmus, Jared and Margaret French, Lincoln and Fidelma Kirstein, Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler, and Bridget Tichenor. Other photographs are of Tooker building his home, gardening, and working in his studio in Hartland, Vermont. Also included are installation views from the exhibition Painting in the United States (1949) at the Carnegie Institute in Pennsylvania. There are also a fair amount of photographs, transparencies, slides and negatives documenting artwork from both the studios of George Tooker and his late partner William Christopher.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-2005 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1, 5)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1932-2010 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, Oversize 7)

Series 3: Project Files, circa 1935-1968 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 6)

Series 4: Gallery Records, circa 1960-2009 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, circa 1967-2009 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 1, 3)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1851-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 3, 5)

Series 7: Artwork and Sketchbook, circa 1932-2009 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3, 5, 8)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-2010 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 8)
Biographical / Historical:
George Tooker (1920-2011) was a painter based in Hartland, Vermont and New York, New York. Tooker was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 5, 1920 to George Clair Tooker and Angela Montejo Roura. He graduated from preparatory school at Phillips Academy, Andover in 1938 and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard University in 1942. Tooker studied drawing and painting under Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Harry Sternberg at the Art Students' League from circa 1944 to 1945.

Tooker became acquainted with American painter Paul Cadmus while studying at the Art Students' League. Cadmus introduced Tooker to a circle of artists and writers living and working in New York and Europe in the mid to late 1940s that included George Platt Lynes, Jared and Margaret French, Monroe Wheeler, Glenway Westcott, and Lincoln and Fidelma Kirstein. He lived and worked with his partner and fellow artist William Christopher in New York City and later Hartland, VT.

In 1953, Tooker was commissioned by writer and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein to design the sets and costumes for The Saint of Bleecker Street, an opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti. In 1966, the Wasemquia Charitable Trust sponsored the Vestris Prize for Choreography in cooperation with the Boston Ballet Company and Tooker was invited by trustee Henry H. Crapo to participate on the Committee of Judges for the Vestris Prize. In 1968, NASA commissioned Tooker to produce drawings and one painting documenting the development of spacecraft at the Goddard Space Flight Center located in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Tooker's paintings are found in numerous art museums and galleries including the Whitney Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, DC Moore Gallery, Robert Isaacson Gallery, and the Venice Biennale. In 1968, Tooker's paintings were featured in the art magazine, Avant-Garde.
Related Materials:
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.

Materials related to the George Tooker papers can be found the William Christopher papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
George Tooker donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1973. A subsequent addition was donated in 2018 by Aaron Watkins, the executor to George Tooker's estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Vermont  Search this
Printmakers -- Vermont  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
George Tooker papers, circa 1851-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tookgeor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-tookgeor

Otto Dix, Bildnis der Kunsthändlerin Johanna Ey, 1924 : Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf / herausgegeben von der Kulturstiftung der Länder in Verbindung mit der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf ; Autorin, Anette Kruszynski

Artist:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Kruszynski, Anette  Search this
Author:
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 Bildnis der Kunsthändlerin Johanna Ey  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Ey, Johanna 1864-1947  Search this
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Portraits
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Art, German  Search this
Portrait painting, German  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107414

Otto Dix : der Böse blick = the evil eye / edited by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf = Otto Dix - Der böse Blick / herausgegeben von der Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Title:
Evil eye
Böse blick
Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 Works Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)  Search this
Tate Gallery Liverpool  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
237 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087986

Sensō, gaka wa mita : Goya, Dikkusu, Hamada Chimei = War, I saw it / [henshū Machida Shiritsu Kokusai Hanga Bijutsukan]

Title:
戦争, 画家は見た : ゴヤ, ディックス, 浜田知明 = War, I saw it / [編集町田市立国際版画美術館]
War, I saw it
Author:
Machida Shiritsu Kokusai Hanga Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Goya, Francisco 1746-1828  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Hamada, Chimei 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
69 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
Topic:
War in art  Search this
Etching  Search this
Call number:
NE2149.W37 S46 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_846099

Otto Dix : dessins d'une guerre à l'autre / sous la direction de Christian Derouet ; essais de Ulrike Lorenz, Rainer Rochlitz

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Derouet, Christian  Search this
Lorenz, Ulrike  Search this
Rochlitz, Rainer  Search this
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701568

Otto Dix : Fundación Juan March, 10 febrero-14 mayo 2006 / [textos, Ulrike Lorenz]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Lorenz, Ulrike  Search this
Fundación Juan March  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794702

Otto Dix : Werke der 20er Jahre : Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, 12. März-30. April 1986, Galerie Michael Neumann Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts / [Katalogbearbeitung, Ursula Röhrich, Michael Neumann]

Title:
Werke der zwanziger Jahre : Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Werke der 20er Jahre : Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Galerie Michael Neumann  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
[50] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624436

Otto Dix : kritische Grafik, 1920-1924 : "Der Krieg" Radierwerk 1924 / [Zusammenstellung und Text, Eugen Keuerleber]

Title:
Kritische Grafik, 1920-1924
"Krieg" Radierwerk 1924
Dix
Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Keuerleber, Eugen  Search this
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 War (Print cycle) Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Art and the war  Search this
Call number:
N6888.D5 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645358

Von der Dada-Messe zum Bildersturm : Dix + Berlin / [Pädagogischer Dienst der Staatlichen Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz ; Bild-Text-Collage, Roland März, Rosemarie Radeke]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Pädagogischer Dienst  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
N6888.D5.V66.1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648124

Dix : Otto Dix, peintures, aquarelles, gouaches, dessins et gravures du cycle de "La guerre" : du 4 février au 9 avril / [réalisation de l'exposition et rédaction du catalogue, Eugen Keuerleber ; bibliographie, citations et commentaires, Otto Conzelmann ; traduction et adaptation, Georges Roux]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Keuerleber, Eugen  Search this
Conzelmann, Otto  Search this
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 107 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Date:
1972
[1972], c1971
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Art and the war  Search this
Neue Sachlichkeit (Art)--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6888.D5 A4 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650145

Dix : Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin / [herausgegeben von Wulf Herzogenrath und Johann-Karl Schmidt ; Katalogbearbeitung, Andrea Hollmann ... et al.]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Herzogenrath, Wulf  Search this
Schmidt, Johann-Karl  Search this
Hollmann, Andrea  Search this
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart  Search this
Nationalgalerie (Germany : West)  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
351 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
Call number:
N6888.D5 A4 1991a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650171

Otto Dix, eros and death : watercolors, drawings and prints : [exhibition] November 5-December 19, 1987

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Lafayette Parke Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
[53] p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
[1987]
Call number:
N6888.D5 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650332

Otto Dix, "Der Krieg" : ein Radierwerk in 5 Mappen : 50 Aetzradierungen, fortlaufend numeriert : entstanden vom Herbst 1923 an bis zum Frühjahr 1924, datiert 1924 : Kunstmuseum Thun, 29. Juni bis 27. August 1995

Title:
Krieg
Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Kunstmuseum Thun (Switzerland)  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 War Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Art and the war  Search this
Call number:
NE2050.5.D58 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650333

Otto Dix : Metropolis, 2 juillet - octobre 1998, Fondation Meaght / [exposition et catalogue conçus et réalisés par Jean-Louis Prat]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Prat, Jean-Louis  Search this
Fondation Maeght  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
269 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Call number:
N6888.D5 P7 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653824

Otto Dix, 1891-1969 : Œuvre der Gemälde / Fritz Löffler

Author:
Löffler, Fritz 1899-1988  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
328 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
C1981
Call number:
ND588.D58 A4 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656422

Otto Dix : "Dame mit Nerz und Schleier" : Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik um ein neu entdecktes Bild von 1920 : Ausstellung in Berlin vom 3.11.1995 bis 27.1.1996, Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG / [Katalog, Maria Wegener, Wolfgang Werner]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969 Dame mit Nerz und Schleier  Search this
Lorenz, Ulrike 1963-  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Call number:
N6888.D5 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656998

Disasters of war : Callot, Goya, Dix / [text by Antony Griffiths, Juliet Wilson-Bareau, John Willett]

Author:
Griffiths, Antony  Search this
Bareau, Juliet Wilson  Search this
Willett, John 1917-  Search this
National Touring Exhibitions  Search this
Hayward Gallery  Search this
British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum  Search this
Subject:
Callot, Jacques 1592-1635 Miseries of war Exhibitions  Search this
Goya, Francisco 1746-1828 Disasters of war Exhibitions  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Prints, European  Search this
War in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C17y D57 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537395

Otto Dix : das graphische Werk : aus der Schenkung Karsch/Nierendorf an die Berlinische Galerie / herausgegeben von Freya Mülhaupt

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Mülhaupt, Freya  Search this
Berlinische Galerie  Search this
Kunstforum der GrundkreditBank (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Karsch, Florian Art collections  Search this
Karsch, Inge Art collections  Search this
Nierendorf, Karl Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
37, 95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Berlin
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D619 M85 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596460

Otto Dix : Zeichnungen, Pastelle, Aquarelle, Kartons und Druckgraphik der Jahre 1912-1969 aus der Stiftung Walther Groz in der Städtischen Galerie Albstadt : Rupertinum Salzburg, 14. April bis 17. Juni 1984 / [Sammlung und Katalogredaktion, Alfred Hagenlocher]

Author:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Hagenlocher, Alfred  Search this
Stiftung "Sammlung Walther Groz."  Search this
Städtische Galerie Albstadt  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Städtische Galerie Albstadt Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N40.1.D619 S7
N40.1.D619S7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308016

Otto Dix, life and work / Fritz Löffler ; translated by R.J. Hollingdale

Author:
Löffler, Fritz 1899-1988  Search this
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Subject:
Dix, Otto 1891-1969  Search this
Physical description:
418 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Germany (West)
Date:
1982
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D619 L8
N40.1.D619L8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313051

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