George Benjamin Luks
Luks was prone to taking long walks through the city with his sketchbook and capturing simple yet candid scenes like that of this pony ride or of the man seated on a park bench reading a newspaper. Luks was a gregarious, hard-drinking, straight-talking man who had enjoyed an early career as a vaudeville comic with his younger brother Will. As an artist, he was inspired by the works of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter Frans Hals to seek out vivid urban characters such as beggars, market women, and flower sellers.
Black Conté crayon on beige, moderately thick, smooth wove paper
Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (25.7 x 19.7 cm) (show scale)
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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George Benjamin Luks (American, 1867-1933). Pony Ride, n.d. Black Conté crayon on beige, moderately thick, smooth wove paper, Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (25.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.43.5 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.43.5_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
overall, 58.43.5_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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