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John Seymour Lucas, British (1849-1923)
John Seymour Lucas was born in London in 1849, the nephew of a portrait painter to the Court. With the encouragement of an uncle, the boy was first apprenticed to a wood carver and then to a sculptor. At sixteen, Lucas began a course of study with his cousin, John Templeton Lucas, a noted genre painter. Five years later he entered the St. Martin’s Lane Art School and eventually the Royal Academy, where he began exhibiting in 187 (showing 500 of 1765 characters).