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Luks, George Benjamin

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00112574
Luks, George Benjamin

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 August 1867, in Williamsport (Pennsylvania); died 1933, in New York.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Figure compositions, figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban townscapes, landscapes with figures.

The Eight (Ashcan School).

George Luks received his artistic training as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and then completed it in Düsseldorf, Paris and London. On returning to Philadelphia in 1895, at the beginning of his career, he earned his living by illustrating newspaper articles, an activity which was soon replaced by press photography. In 1896, sent as a reporter to Cuba by the ...

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; 19th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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