Study for "Waiting Room II" (2#)

George Tooker

Study for "Waiting Room II" (2#)

Artist:

George Tooker (1920-2011)

Date:

1982

Medium:

Pencil on paper

Dimensions:

16 x 11 1/2 in. (40.64 x 29.21 cm.)

Accession #:

2006.33

Credit Line:

Gift of Frank Mainzer and Lonnie Zwerin

Copyright:

This drawing is a study for one of Tooker's major paintings, 'Waiting Room II' (1982) which measures 19 x 37" and is in a private collection. It depicts a figure group from the lower left-hand side of the picture. This group consists of a man flanked by two children, one who huddles close to his left side and another who is asleep at his right. The man holds a bowl in his right hand and is hoping for charity donations. His face bears an exhausted, sickly and mournful expression.