(1872 - 1932)
Essie Leone Seavey Lucas was active/lived in Kentucky, Virginia. Essie Lucas is known for race-horse, portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Essie Lucas
Essie Lucas was born in Vermont in 1872. She began fervently
painting animals when she was only a small child in
Vermont. She started to receive her formal art training at
one of the famous Boston art schools at the age of sixteen and later
studied under Scott Leighton (1849-1898), at the time, the most noted
painter of animals in the East. Leighton was known to have
started his working career involved in horse-trading at the early age
14 to pay for the start of his painting career. Consequently, the
two had much in common.
Lucas specialized in the portrayal of all animal life. However,
it was her paintings on canvas of horses that made her so famous during
her lifetime. Mrs. Lucas had a great talent with the bru
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