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George Tooker, 1920-2011

Posted by Sebastian Smee  March 29, 2011 11:42 AM

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tooker2.jpgThe Vermont-based artist George Tooker died on Sunday from complications related to kidney failure. He was 90 years old.

He was one of America's most idiosyncratic and compelling post-war painters.

I interviewed Tooker in his modest Vermont home for the Globe in the winter of 2009 on the occasion of a travelling retropsective of his work. Here is a link to the story.

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