George Luks: The Watercolors Rediscovered

by Judith Hansen O'Toole



 

Exhibition Checklist

 
CITY SCENES/ASH CAN
 
The Harlem River, 1915
Pastel and watercolor on paper, 13 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Gift of Ferdinand Howald.
Venues: all three
 
Ice Wagon, 1920
Watercolor on paper, 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1945, F.M. Hall Collection, H-255.
Venues: all three
 
The Clinic, 1920
Sepia wash on paper, 14 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks, 1920
Collection of Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, New York University Art Collection, New York City, New York, Gift of Arthur G. Altschul.
Venues: all three
 
David Parrish: Interior Of A Tavern, circa 1922
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 20 x 14 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1955.
Venues: The Canton Museum of Art and Westmoreland Museum of Art
 
Soda Water Man, circa 1922
Watercolor on paper, 4 x 6 inches
Signed upper left: George Luks
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Huhn.
Venues: all three
 
Dock Scene, circa 1923
Watercolor on paper, 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Harriet Russell Stanley Fund, New Britain, Connecticut.
Venues: all three
 
Old Man, 1928
Watercolor on paper, 9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luks.
Venues: all three
 
The One-Armed Lunch
Watercolor on paper, 19 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, Bequest of John T. Spaulding, 48.818.
Venues: all three
 
 
CITY SCENES/LEISURE
 
High Bridge Park, circa 1912
Watercolor on paper, 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Gift of Dr. Walter Read Hovey.
Venues: all three
 
Playing Soldiers, 1915
Pastel and watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Gift of Ferdinand Howald.
Venues: all three
 
Gossip, 1915
Pastel and watercolor on paper, 13 3/8 x 14 3/4 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Gift of Ferdinand Howald.
Venues: all three
 
River Boats, circa 1915
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 19 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Private Collection.
Venues: All three
 
A Day at the Zoo
Watercolor on paper, 10 x 7 3/4 inches
Signed upper right: George Luks
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford I. Feld.
Venues: all three
 
John Butler Yeats at Petitpas
Watercolor on paper, 11 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York
Consigned to Sothebys, Spring of 1995.
Venue: The Canton Museum of Art
 
 
FISHING/NOVA SCOTIA SCENES
 
Fishing Village, 1919
Watercolor on paper, 9 x 13 inches
Unsigned
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Huhn.
Venues: all three
 
Guide Fishing, 1919
Watercolor on paper, 13 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, Gift of Titus C. Geesey.
Venues: all three
 
The Screecher, Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, 1919
Watercolor on paper, 8 5/16 x 9 3/16 inches
Unsigned
Collection of Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York.
Venue: The Columbus Museum of Art
 
Fishing, Nova Scotia, 1919
Watercolor on paper, 5 x 8 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luks.
Venues: all three
 
The Brook, circa 1920
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 14 x 20 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973.
Venues: The Canton Museum of Art and Westmoreland Museum of Art
 
House By The Edge Of The Sea, circa 1930
Watercolor on paper, 7 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Steven Tatti,
Courtesy of Pensler Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Venues: all three
 
Boat Landing
Watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches
Unsigned; inscribed in pencil on verso: Boat Landing
On loan from Mr. Vincent Smith-Durham, Courtesy of Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Venues: all three
 
Fisherman and Boulders
Watercolor and tempera on paper, 14 x 20 inches
Signed lower center: George Luks
Private Collection, Courtesy of Keny Galleries, Columbus, Ohio.
Venues: all three
 
The Strike
Watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 19 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
Venues: all three
 
 
POTTSVILLE/COAL SCENES
 
Daughter of the Mines, 1923
Watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 20 1/16 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Munson- Williams- Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York, Edward W. Root Bequest.
Venue: Westmoreland Museum of Art
 
Village of St. Clair, circa 1925
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 20 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Private Collection, Courtesy of Keny Galleries, Columbus, Ohio.
Venues: all three
 
The Coal Miner, circa 1925
Watercolor on paper, 19 1/4 X 13 1/4 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luks.
Venues: all three
 
Miners' Shacks, Pottsville, 1927
Watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 20 1/16 inches
Signed bottom right: George Luks
Collection of Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York, Edward W. Root Bequest.
Venue: The Canton Museum of Art
 
Pennsylvania Coal Town, 1920s
Watercolor on wove paper, 14 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994
Bequest of Lucia McCurdy McBride,17.232
Venues: The Canton Museum of Art and Columbus Museum of Art
 
Untitled (City on River)
Watercolor on paper, 22 1/2 x 28 inches
Signed Lower right: George Luks
Collection of New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, Gift of Olga H. Knoepke.
Venues: all three
 
 
LANDSCAPES/BERKSHIRE AND OTHERS
 
Woman and Turkey, 1924
Watercolor on paper, 19 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches
Signed Lower right: George Luks
Collection of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York.
Venues: all three
 
Old Gristmill, The Berkshires, circa 1925
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 20 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973.
Venues: The Canton Museum of Art and Westmoreland Museum of Art
 
Railroad Crossing, The Berkshires, circa 1925
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973.
Venues: The Canton Museum of Art and Westmoreland Museum of Art
 
Woman in the Field, circa 1930
Watercolor on paper, 19 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches
Signed lower Left: George Luks
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luks.
Venues: all three
 
Landscape With Pool, Montauk, Long Island, circa 1930
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 20 inches
Signed lower center: George Luks
Collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, Mary Milliken Fund.
Venues: The Canton Museum of Art and Westmoreland Museum of Art
 
Red Barn, circa 1930
Watercolor on paper, 13 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
Venues: all three
 
Wooded Landscape With Pond, circa 1925 - 31
Watercolor on paper, 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
Signed lower left: George Luks
Collection of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gift of Donald and Willi Holden in Memory of Rie Yarnall.
Venues: all three
 
My House, Berkshire Hills, circa 1931
Watercolor and tempera on paper, 14 x 20 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks; titled on reverse
Collection of The Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio, Margretta Bockius Wilson Fund.
Venues: all three
 
Sunset
Watercolor on paper, 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, Gift of Olga H. Knoepke.
Venues: all three
 
Corner of Studio (Looking Outside)
Watercolor on paper, 22 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches
Signed lower right: George Luks
Collection of New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, Gift of Olga H. Knoepke.
Venues: all three

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