Farewell

George Tooker, American, 1920 - 2011

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1966

Egg tempera on gessoed Masonite

Overall: 24 × 23 11/16 in. (61 × 60.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Pennington Haile, Class of 1924

© Estate of George Tooker

P.967.76

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower left: Tooker

Course History

SART 31, Painting II, Thomas Ferrara, Spring 2019

SART 31, SART 72, Painting II, III, Colleen Randall, Spring 2013

ANTH 7, The Values of Medicine, Sienna Craig, Winter 2013

ANTH 7, The Values of Medicine, Sienna Craig, Winter 2013

SART 31, Painting II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2012

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Marlene Heck, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Visual Proof: The Experience of Mathematics in Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 11-December 12, 1999.

The Greater Reality, St. Anselm's College, Manchester, New Hampshire, April 5-May 22, 1968.

Selected Prints of Work by George Tooker, The Vermont State Craft Center, Windsor House, Windsor, Vermont, September 9-October 30, 1988.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

In Memoriam, George Tooker, 1920-2011, Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16, 2011.

George Tooker: Paintings 1947-1973, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, July 13-September 2, 1974; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, September 7-October 20, 1974; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, December 5-January 5, 1975; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 28-March 16, 1975.

George Tooker, Recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Arts, Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 18-June 19, 2008.

George Tooker, Marisa del Re Gallery, Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, New York, February 1985.

George Tooker, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 5-September 5, 1967.

George Tooker, David Tunkl Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California, April 18-May 30, 1980, no. 8.

Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, September-October, 1987.

Colorful Squares, Vehicles of Artistic Ideas, A Space for Dialogue 84, Xinyue Guo, Class of 2014, Kathryn Conroy Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 13-November 2, 2014.

Ceremony for George Tooker, St. Francis of Assisi, Windsor, Vermont, November 11, 1983.

A Space for Dialogue 16, Shape and Shadow: How Geometry Shapes Composition and Perception, Kevin Perry, Class of 2004, Public Relations Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 2003-January 25, 2004.

Publication History

Xinyue Guo, Colorful Squares, Vehicles of Artistic Ideas, A Space for Dialogue 84, Hanover New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2014, ill. p. 3, checklist no. 4.

Thomas H. Garver, George Tooker: Paintings 1947-1973, San Francisco, CA: The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 1974, ill. no. 24.

Thomas H. Garver, George Tooker, Petaluma, California: Pomegranate Publications, 1992, pp. 82-85, ill. p. 85.

Robert Cozzolino, Marshall N. Price and M. Melissa Wolfe, George Tooker: A Retrospective, Ohio: Columbus Museum of Art and Merrell Publishers, 2008, ill. p. 178, fig. 14

Robert Boone, PhD., Literature & Language, McDougal, Littell & Company, 1991.

Robert Blitzer, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 1st ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Prentice-Hall, 2002, 1001 pp., illus. p. 389.

Robert Blitzer, Introductory Algebra for College Students, third edition, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2001, ill.p. 413.

Robert Blitzer, Introductory Algebra for College Students, second edition, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1997, ill.p. 415

Michael Schrage, Sisyphus in Tokyo, The International Economy, 1989.

Menninger Perspective, Volume 20, Number 1, 1989, Topeka: The Menninger Foundation, ill. p. 24

Marcia Groszek, "Forever and Forever: Farewell by George Tooker." In D.I. Wallace, Editor, Visual Proof: The Experience of Mathematics in Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1999, pp.40-47, ill. p. 40, listed p. 62, Cat. no. 13.

Kevin Perry, A Space for Dialogue 16, Shape and Shadow: How Geometry Shapes Composition and Perception, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2003, ill. p. 3.

Justin Spring, American Art Magazine, An Interview with George Tooker, Spring 2002, Volume 16, number 1, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum, March 2002, pp. 60-81, ill. p. 77.

David Tunkl and Merry A. Foresta, George Tooker, Los Angeles,CA:David Tunkl Gallery, 1980, ill. no. 8.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.58, no.34.

Bill Moyers, Healing and the Mind, New York: Doubleday, 1993, ill. p. color photos in center insert, p. 9.

Provenance

Frank K. M. Rehn, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1967.

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