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trafford
01-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Our L artist is GEORGE BENJAMIN LUKS 1867-1933

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/42757-LUKS_LUXEMBOURG_GARDENS.jpg
Luxembourg Gardens

Luks, an American artist born in Pennsylvania chose the realistic style for his paintings. He depicted urban street scenes and the poor and homeless, among his works. He joined up with fellow artists, including Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan and Maurice Prendergast to form the Eight that later became the Ashcan School.

Please enjoy his work and copy or be inspired in any medium and post here for us to see.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/42757-LUKS_BOY.jpg
Street Boy

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/42757-LUKS_GIRL_WITH_DOLL.jpg
Girl with Doll

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/42757-LUKS_MUSICIAN.jpg
Musician

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/42757-LUKS_STREET.jpg

trafford
01-01-2013, 09:56 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/42757-LUKS_STREET2.jpg

Here are some links with more paintings to choose from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Luks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p2eKsaMsZs ASHCAN GROUP
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/list.php?m=a&s=du&aid=1723
http://www.google.com/search?q=george+luks+images&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=u&rls=en&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=J_niUN6oCYLp0gHszYDgCw&sqi=2&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1164&bih=845

tyree
01-01-2013, 03:35 PM
what a wonderful pick....think i will try the 'girl with the pink ribbon'....tyree:wave: :clap:

azulparsnip
01-01-2013, 05:03 PM
I found a couple on the links I'm interested in, It is great getting to know this artist.

artbyjune
01-01-2013, 05:43 PM
I love this artists portraits, especially of children and women!

jacquip
01-01-2013, 05:49 PM
Never heard of this guy before or seen his work. Will be fun to explore.

gakinme
01-02-2013, 12:52 PM
Thank you, Janet, for this artist links. Here's my two trials.

Raler Downey student watercolor
Pentalic 70 lb sketchbook 5.5 x 8 inch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2013/86669-luks1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2013/86669-luks2.jpg

tyree
01-02-2013, 01:21 PM
sandra....you've caught their soulful expressions perfectly,,,i love the first one.....tyree

jacquip
01-02-2013, 05:39 PM
Very nice Sandra, you really captured the style and feel of them.

trafford
01-03-2013, 08:12 AM
I do like these in watercolor....captures the feeling of these portraits. Hope you will do a few more.

azulparsnip
01-04-2013, 07:13 AM
Good ones, Sandra. Good expressions

Lukd looks like he is just messing but is some of his pieces are shimmering.

trafford
01-15-2013, 05:47 AM
Nice loose feel, Sandra. I like the expressions too,,,rather sad.

jacquip
01-15-2013, 05:48 PM
I had a go at one of his paintings, Lady with White Hat. Watercolour, A5.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/185124-DSCN2573sml.jpg

tyree
01-20-2013, 12:50 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2013/65063-girl_with_pink_ribbon.jpg i chose to do the 'girl with the pink ribbon,,,,its w/c....gouache...ink...tyree

tyree
01-20-2013, 12:57 PM
jacqui.....shes very lovely...i like her simplicity, and the outfit for that period!!!! tyree:wave:

jacquip
01-20-2013, 06:10 PM
Thanks Tyree. You did a very nice job, good colouring on her face.

tyree
01-20-2013, 10:26 PM
thank you jacqui....i wasnt sure to post it or not....hb never seems to approve of my portraits:( tyree

azulparsnip
01-21-2013, 08:12 PM
Jacqui - interesting watercolor......introspective mood in brown coat contrasts with the lively green background

Tyree - strong form- solid presence......very nice

trafford
01-24-2013, 06:22 AM
Jacqui..Nice soft loose watercolor, Portraits say so much,

Tyree...What a sweet face, Very painterly. Did you use acrylics? Nice work.

azulparsnip
01-29-2013, 03:46 PM
egg temperahttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2013/88676-Scan-copy.gif

jacquip
01-29-2013, 05:27 PM
Thanks Robin, Tyree and Janet.

Like your piece Robin. Love the brush strokes.

trafford
02-24-2013, 12:36 PM
Nice old ladies, Robin, with their wonderful hats.

I'm back into collage, so here is my take on a Luks portrait.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2013/42757-LADY_WITH_BLACK_BACKGROUND.jpg

painted paper, pen, cardboard and colored pencils

artbyjune
02-27-2013, 10:33 AM
A small study of Luks, 'the polka dot dress'. I loved this image of his.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2013/106623-mycopypolka1a6k.jpg

My copy is acrylics, on paper-board, 5 by 7 ins. Done fairly quickly and roughly but I did enjoy making it.:D

trafford
02-27-2013, 02:04 PM
June, such a sweet face. I love her.

azulparsnip
02-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Janet - that is sooo rich. gorgeous

June - so sweet , can't decide if she is young or old....both I'm thinking. Her body looks so solid, dimensional. love it