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George Benjamin Luks

(American, 1867–1933)

horse and carriage, central park, nyc by george benjamin luks

George Benjamin Luks

Horse and Carriage, Central Park, NYC

Biography

Timeline

1867
Born on August 13th in Williamsport, PA
1883
Moved to Philadelphia, PA
1884
Enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1885
Traveled to Europe where he studied at the Dusseldorf Academy in Germany and later painted in Paris and London
1895
Luks returned to Pennsylvania and started his career as a newspaper artist/illustrator for the Philadelphia Press
1896 - 1897
Luks moved to New York and began his art career there as the premier humorist artist for the New York World
1896
Evening Bulletin sent Luks to Cuba as a war correspondent for the Spanish American War
1902
Became a painter and art teacher
1933
Died on October 29 in New York, NY

Exhibitions

1913
Participated in the Armory show
1908
Exhibited as a member of “The Eight” (Robert Henri, George Luks, William Glackens, John Sloan, Everett Shinn, Arthur B. Davies, Ernest Lawson, and Maurice Prendergast), Macbeth Gallery

Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ