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Author Gambone, Robert L., 1949-

Title Life on the press : the popular art and illustrations of George Benjamin Luks / Robert L. Gambone
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- A Luks biography : the context of his graphic art -- An illustrator comes of age -- Life on the press : Philadelphia evening bulletin and New York world -- The gilded age from the other side of the tracks : Hogan's alley -- Politics and sarcasm : Sandburrs and the Verdict -- Into the roaring twenties : Vanity fair and New Yorker -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933 -- Criticism and interpretation
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933
ART -- History -- General.
ART -- Individual Artists -- General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781604734799