Born in Texas in January 1858. By 1883 Luce had moved to Los Angeles and was active there until settling in San Francisco following the earthquake in 1906. His last few years were spent as an inmate at Sacramento County Hospital. A lifelong bachelor, he died there on March 20, 1931. His rare, colorful landscapes include scenes of the San Francisco Bay area.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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