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Luks, George Benjamin

Mark Andrew White

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1700538

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Luks, George Benjamin (13 August 1867–30 October 1933), artist and teacher, was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the son of Emil Charles Luks, a physician and apothecary, and Bertha von Kraemer. Prior to becoming a painter, he costarred in a vaudeville act, “Buzzy and Anstock,” with his younger brother Charles, but his career in theater lasted only a year. In 1883 a fire swept through Williamsport, and he and his brother returned home to Pennsylvania to assist in the rebuilding of their parents’ home. Luks did not return to the stage but instead enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1884, taking classes under ...

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Subjects: Art Education ; Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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