George Tooker

22 09 2015

George Clair Tooker, Jr. (August 5, 1920 – March 27, 2011) was an American figurative painter whose works are associated with the Magic realism and Social realism movements.

Tooker was raised by his father, George Clair Tooker, a U.S. citizen of Anglo-French descent, and his mother, Angela Montejo Roura, who was of English and Spanish-Cuban descent, in Brooklyn Heights and Bellport, New York, along with his sister, Mary Fancher Tooker. He wanted to attend art school rather than college, but ultimately abided by his parents’ wishes and majored in English literature at Harvard University, while still devoting much of his time to painting. During 1942, he graduated from college and then entered the Marine Corps but was discharged due to ill health.[2] Tooker’s long-time partner William R. Christopher who died in 1973.[3] Raised in a religious Episcopalian family, he later converted to Roman Catholicism.





Carmelo Canales

22 09 2015

Carmelo Canales. His work on first glance reminds me of the early work of Ed Kuris. Portrait paintings. From the inside. But he also uses a collage affect with his painting. Maps. Like journeys in the minds of his subjects. The work is very controlled. With large flat spaces of blank colours. Its very dramatic.





Street Art 46

22 09 2015

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Girls in a cafe

22 09 2015

Flemish Woodv2





Flemish wood

22 09 2015

Flemish Wood