John Luke

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Birthday
19, 1906
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Feb 4, 1975 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1906
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Feb 4, 1975 (69)

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About

Northern Irish artist whose early painting Carnival gained the attention of influential art critics. He was known for being meticulous and precise both in his art and in his appearance.

Before Fame

He earned the Dunville Scholarship to attend London's Slade School of Art in 1927, where he was taught by Henry Tonks. His first two paintings to be exhibited were Entombment and Carnival at Leger Galleries.

Trivia

His artistic work was printed in a 2012 anthology published by the National Museum of Northern Ireland and titled Northern Rhythm: The Art of John Luke (1906-1975).

Family Life

He was raised in Belfast with six brothers and one sister by James and Sarah Luke.

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He was inspired by the work of Roger Fry .

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