Luks, George

Luks, George (Benjamin)

(1867–1933) painter, graphic artist; born in Williamsport, Pa. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1884), and traveled widely. He became a graphic artist for the Philadelphia Press (1894), war correspondent in Cuba for the Evening Bulletin (1895), and a cartoonist for the World (1896). His painting style was earthy, realistic, and energetic, as may be seen in Hester Street (1905), and he was a member of "the Eight," more popularly known as the Ashcan school.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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