George Tice was born in Newark in 1938. He began photographing at the age of 14 and joined a local camera club.
The photograph which was taken during Tice served in US Navy as a photography team caught the eye of Edward Steichen who is the director of photography at Museum of Modern Art, New York. Steichen acquired his work for the museum’ collection. He worked as a portrait photographer in the 1960’s, and had a first solo exhibition in NY in 1965. He shifted to large format camera. He began to explore his native New Jersey and document on the vestiges of American culture on the verge of extinction. He was well known as a master printer and contributed to have a resurgence of a platinum print.
He received an honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lucie Awards in 2015.
His photographs have been acquired by major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago.