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George Benjamin Luks

American painter and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
American painter and draftsman, he spent a year at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts in the early 1880s before traveling to Europe in 1885. In 1894 he became an artist and reporter for the Philadelphia Press where he met Robert Henri, John Sloan, William J. Glackens, and Everett Shinn. His style was comprised of dark slashing strokes, and his subject matter was typically the social outcasts of New York City. This led his work to be characterized as part of the Ashcan school. He exhibited in the Armory Show of 1913.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007311.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to George Benjamin Luks:

Charles Frederick William Mielatz after George Benjamin Luks Woman and Macaws, 1912 Etching and aquatint with soft-ground etching, crayon, or gum arabic, printed in black, brown, red, green, blue, and yellow inks on imitation vellum
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