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Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Robert L. Gambone

Abstract

George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933) is renowned for the oil paintings, watercolors, and pastel drawings he created as an acclaimed member of the artists’ collective known as the Ashcan School. His professional development came, however, from his apprenticeship as a newspaper and magazine artist. Luks spent his early career drawing cartoons, spot illustrations, political caricatures, and comic strips for the New York World and other papers. These early portraits and stories of street urchins, peddlers, shopkeepers, and other ordinary New Yorkers would all be revisited in his later painting. He ach ... More

Keywords: George Benjamin Luks, oil paintings, watercolors, pastel drawings, artists’ collective, Ashcan School, magazine artist, cartoons, spot illustrations, political caricatures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732221
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert L. Gambone, author