Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933

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Painter and illustrator; b. in Williamsport, Penn.

From the description of George Benjamin Luks papers, 1920-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70972390

Illustrator, painter, cartoonist, lecturer, teacher; born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Recent scholarship shows 1866 as his birth date rather than 1867, as has been previously accepted. Studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Dusseldorf, Berlin, Munich, London, and Paris. Worked on the staff of the Philadelphia Press, the Philadelphia Bulletin, and the New York World newspapers. Created the comic strips Hogan's Alley, and The Yellow Kid. Was an outspoken member of "The Eight" who exhibited at Macbeth Gallery, NYC, 1908. Taught at Art Students League, was influential not for his methods, but for his strong personality. Known as a hard drinker, his works were imbued with gusto as he captured slum life in NYC.

From the description of George Benjamin Luks papers, 1902-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455750

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Thomason, Eugene Healan. Eugene Thomason papers, 1925-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Klauber, Alice Ellen, 1871-1951. Alice Klauber letters, 1907-1946. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. George Benjamin Luks papers, 1920-1994. Delaware Art Museum
referencedIn Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. Alexander Calder interview, 1971 Oct. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Babcock Galleries. Babcock Galleries exhibition catalogs, [undated and 1918-1939]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Newark Museum. Records of exhibitions, related programs, and events, 1906-[ongoing]. Newark Museum
creatorOf Ballin, Samuel R. (Samuel Ross), 1902-1985. George and Will Luks letters to Samuel Ballin, [ca. 1930-1939]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rosenthal, Martin, 1899-1974. Martin Rosenthal papers, 1933-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries. Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969, bulk 1919-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evans, Charlotte Cushman. Charlotte Cushman Evans papers related to George Luks, 1932-1933. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. Philip Evergood interview, 1968 Dec. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991. Elizabeth Olds papers, 1917-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953. Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969) Archives of American Art
referencedIn Duveen, Albert. Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Luks, George : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries. C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries exhibition catalogs, [undated] and 1918-1927. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Thomason, Eugene Healan. Eugene Thomason papers, 1925-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1877-1978, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kruse, Alexander Z., 1888-1972. Papers of Alexander Z. Kruse, 1890-1972 (bulk 1930s-1960s). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Farley, Charles, b. 1892. Charles Farley papers, 1909-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968) Archives of American Art
referencedIn Vanderburgh, Walter H. Walter H. Vanderburgh writings, [ca. 1940]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Root, Edward Wales, d. 1956. Edward Wales Root papers, 1896-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Teague, Virginia Vanderbilt,. Virginia Teague papers relating to the Armory Show, 1913-1952, bulk 1913-1917. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Roszak, Theodore, 1907-. Oral history interview with Theodore Roszak, 1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Benjamin Luks [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953. Everett Shinn collection, 1894-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Feld, Stuart P. Stuart P. Feld artist files, 1835-1954. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. George Benjamin Luks papers, 1902-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. George Benjamin Luks : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Jerome Myers papers, 1905-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Clancy, John, d. 1981. George Luks' letter to John Clancy, 1930 August, 1. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Williams, Mildred, b. 1892. Mildred Williams letters, 1922-1925. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 Oct. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn San Francisco Academy of Comic Art collection : Newspaper Comic Strips, 1893-1996 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
creatorOf Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953. Everett Shinn collection, 1894-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peter A. Juley & Son. George Benjamin Luks [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Luks, Emil. [George Luks and class at Coney Island] / [graphic] Emil Luks. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. George Luks letter to Henry W. Kent, 1921. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. Oral history interview with Philip Evergood, 1968 Dec. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. Alexander Calder interview, 1971 Oct. 26 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rosenthal, Martin, 1899-1974. Martin Rosenthal papers, 1933-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf LUKS, GEORGE BENJAMIN. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001,. Oral history interview with Virginia Cuthbert, 1995 Aug. 28 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981. Theodore Roszak interview, 1963 [microform]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953. Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1959. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Babcock Galleries. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ballin, Samuel R. (Samuel Ross), 1902-1985 person
associatedWith Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Clancy, John, d. 1981. person
associatedWith Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001, person
associatedWith C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Duveen, Albert. person
associatedWith Evans, Charlotte Cushman. person
associatedWith Everett Shinn person
associatedWith Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973 person
associatedWith Farley, Charles, b. 1892. person
associatedWith Feld, Stuart P. person
associatedWith Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Glackens, Ira person
associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
associatedWith Huneker, James, 1857-1921. person
correspondedWith Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948 person
associatedWith Klauber, Alice Ellen, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Kraushaar Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Kruse, Alexander Z., 1888-1972. person
associatedWith Lewis, Arthur H., 1906- person
associatedWith Luks, Emil person
associatedWith Luks, Wilhelm. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Myers, Jerome, 1867-1940 person
associatedWith Newark Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991. person
associatedWith Peter A. Juley & Son. corporateBody
associatedWith Root, Edward Wales, d. 1956. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Martin, 1899-1974. person
associatedWith Roszak, Theodore, 1907- person
associatedWith San Francisco Academy of Comic Art. Bill Blackbeard, Director corporateBody
associatedWith Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953. person
associatedWith Teague, Virginia Vanderbilt, person
associatedWith Thomason, Eugene Healan. person
associatedWith Vanderburgh, Walter H. person
associatedWith Williams, Mildred, b. 1892. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
United States
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Painters
Painting, Modern
Arts
Illustrators
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Painting
Art, American
Cartoonists
Caricaturists
Caricatures and cartoons
Occupation
Artists--United States
Illustrators--Pennsylvania
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Birth 1867-08-13

Death 1933-10-29

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