(via George Tooker, Painter Capturing Modern Anxieties, Dies at 90 - NYTimes.com)
George Tooker’s work expressed a 20th-century brand of anxiety and alienation. Above, “The Subway” from 1950.
George Tooker, a painter whose haunting images of trapped clerical workers and forbidding government offices expressed a peculiarly 20th-century brand of anxiety and alienation, died on Sunday at his home in Hartland, Vt. He was 90.