Robert Henri

George Luks

1904
George Luks was a friend of the artist and a fellow member of the Eight, a New York group founded by artists whose works had been rejected by the National Academy of Design. The rich colours, vigorous brushwork, and larger-than-life subject recall Henri's American contemporaries Whistler and Sargent, as well as demonstrating his fascination with two seventeenth-century masters, Frans Hals and Velásquez.
Artist
Title
George Luks
Date
1904
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
196 x 96.8 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Purchased 1961
Accession number
9587