Feb 6, 2013

Pennsylvania Coal Town

Pennsylvania Coal Town


George Luks

(American, 1866–1933)

Watercolor and gouache over graphite

Support: Cream(3) wove paper

Sheet: 35.5 x 50.7 cm (14 x 19 15/16 in.)

Bequest of Lucia McCurdy McBride 1972.232



Luks is best remembered as a member of the Ashcan School of social realists, but in the 1920s he produced a striking group of watercolors whose rich coloring recalls the work of European artists such as Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and André Derain (1880-1954).

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