(1890 - 1944)
Luke Swank was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Luke Swank is known for urban scene and rural architecture photography.
Biography Luke Swank
Luke Swank was born in Johnstown, PA in 1890. As a young man,
Swank attended Penn State Agricultural School and went on to work as a
cattle breeder, police dog trainer, and finally as a clerk in his
father's hardware store. After returning from service in WWI,
Swank took up work as an auto mechanic and began to tinker with a
In 1930, at the age of 40, Swank took some photographs
of Bethlehem Steel's millworks and sold them to his friends at the
Johnstown plant. Two years later, he took his steel mill
photographs to Julien Levy's art gallery in New York, where photography
was then being showcased. Julien Levy recognized Swank's talent
and encouraged him to continue. Soon, there was enoug
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