George Tooker, 1920 - 2011

Painter George Tooker has died at age 90. William Grimes writes: "Luminous and poetic, [Tooker's] paintings often conveyed a sense of dread, but could just as easily express a lover’s rapture or spiritual ecstasy. Whatever the emotion, his generalized figures... seemed to dwell outside of time, even when placed in contemporary settings."

The article also includes an excellent slideshow of Tooker's work.