Figure of a Man - Back View
George Benjamin Luks
Early work as a newspaper illustrator made George Luks adept at recording quick, on-the-spot sketches, such as this drawing. Despite the cursory treatment of forms, he conveyed a sense of his subject’s individuality through such details as the bunched sleeves, the distinctive fedora, and the creased skin at the back of the neck. The man’s stance suggests that he—like the artist—has stopped to observe some urban spectacle. Indeed, Luks constantly roved the bustling streets of New York City with sketchpad in hand.
Black Conté crayon on off-white, medium-weight, smooth wove paper
Sheet (irregular): 10 1/8 x 8 3/16 in. (25.7 x 20.8 cm) (show scale)
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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George Benjamin Luks (American, 1867-1933). Figure of a Man - Back View, n.d. Black Conté crayon on off-white, medium-weight, smooth wove paper, Sheet (irregular): 10 1/8 x 8 3/16 in. (25.7 x 20.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.43.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.43.3_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
overall, 58.43.3_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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