Artist George Tooker Dies In Hartland

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Artist George Tooker, known for his luminous and haunting paintings over a 60-year career, has died. He was 90.

Tooker died Sunday at his home in Hartland, of complications from kidney failure. His nephew confirmed his death.

The DC Moore Gallery in New York represents the artist, and said his themes ranged from the alienation of contemporary society to personal meditations on the human condition.

One of his best known paintings is Subway, which explores human isolation in post-war urban society.

The lustrous quality of his paintings came from egg tempera, a traditional Renaissance medium that requires meticulous application.

Tooker was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from Harvard University and moved from Brooklyn to Vermont in 1960.

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