George Tooker, American, 1920 - 2011



Egg tempera on gessoed panel

Overall: 16 1/4 × 19 1/4 in. (41.3 × 48.9 cm)

Frame: 22 1/8 × 25 1/8 in. (56.2 × 63.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Louise W. Schmidt

© George Tooker



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower right corner: Tooker; inscribed, on stretcher, on reverse, in marker, at top: TOOKER, G. "SLEEPERS' (NIGHT), 1963 16 1/4 x 19 1/4 DW#1 (2108) OSXX. Two labels: Kennedy Galleries, Inc. and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

Course History

SART 25, Painting I, Enrico Riley, Fall 2014

SART 31, Painting II, Enrico Riley, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

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

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: Paintings 1947-1973, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, 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, 1974-January 5, 1975; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 28-March 16, 1975, no. 20.

In Memoriam, George Tooker, 1920-2011, Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16, 2011.2011

Publication History

Thomas H. Garver, George Tooker, New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., pp. 88-89, 135-136, ill.

Thomas H. Garver, George Tooker: Paintings 1947-1973, San Francisco, California: The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 1974, ill. no. 20.

Thomas H. Garver, George Tooker, Petaluma, California: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1992, ill. p.92


Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York; sold to Louise W. Schmidt (1909-1995), 1967; given to present collection, 1996.

Catalogue Raisonne

T. Garver, George Tooker, New York, 1985, p. 88.

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