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 George Benjamin Luks  (1867 - 1933)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: urban genre and portrait painting, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for George Benjamin Luks
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Birth
1867 (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1933 (New York, New York)

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New York


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urban genre and portrait painting, illustration

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New York Armory Show of 1913
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
George Luks was born on August 13, 1867 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Luks received his first art instruction from his parents who pursued painting as a hobby. At seventeen he entered the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Later he went to Düsseldorf where he lived with a distant relative, a retired lion-tamer. He abandoned Düsseldorf for the more stimulating spheres of London and Paris. When he returned to America he worked as an artist for Philadelphia newspapers. In 1896 he was sent t (showing 500 of 10421 characters).



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