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William Christopher (March 4, 1924 – December 5, 1973)

George Clair Tooker, Jr. (August 5, 1920 – March 27, 2011) was a figurative painter whose works are associated with the Magic realism and Social realism movements. He was one of nine recipients of the National Medal of Arts in 2007. Tooker was raised by his Anglo/French-American father George Clair Tooker and English/Spanish-Cuban mother Angela Montejo Roura in Brooklyn Heights and Bellport, New York, along with his sister, Mary Fancher Tooker. Tooker 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. He had a long-time partner since 1949, William R. Christopher, who died in 1973. Although he was raised in a religious Episcopalian family he later converted to Catholicism.

Timeline & Places:

March 4, 1924: born

1949 to 1953: lived at 9 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, Stati Uniti

1953 to 1960: lived at 77 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Stati Uniti

1960 to 1973: lived at Hartland, Vermont

December 5, 1973: died

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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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