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Gerald Tooke was born in London, England in 1930. He studied stained glass for five years at Canterbury Cathedral and subsequently served for two years in the R.A.F.

Photo: Gerald E. Tooke's Untitled in the Hearst Block

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Gerald E. Tooke's Untitled in the Hearst Block
Government of Ontario Art Collection

Photo: Gerald E. Tooke's Untitled in the Hearst Block [ with people]

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Gerald E. Tooke's Untitled in the Hearst Block
Government of Ontario Art Collection

Tooke emigrated to Canada in 1954 and has continued to work in stained glass ever since. The artist was formerly the National Director of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Chairman of the Management Committee of the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.

The work displayed here is a mosaic of glass, epoxy resin and steel, with a fluorescent light source. The areas of relief give the piece a sculptural look and it can be imaginatively perceived as an aerial view of a city at night.

Untitled, 1966-68 - Gerald E. Tooke

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Untitled, [ca. 1966-68]
Gerald E. Tooke
glass, epoxy resin, steel, fluorescent lighting
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619761


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