"Baron Steuben at Valley Forge"   Lot no. 2968

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By Winfield Lukens (1874-1940)

1902 (Estimated)
24.00" x 26.00"
Oil Painting
Signed Lower Right and Inscribed on reverse



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Very good original condition; gold frame.

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Born February 4, 1874  in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, William Scott Lukens was the son of William and Anna (Wilson) Lukens. His father was a button manufacturer, and his mother was a hair dresser. The family is known to have then lived in Philadelphia before moving back to Abington, Pennsylvania prior to the 1900 census.

Lukens studied art under the illustrator/artist Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute from 1896 to 1899. By 1897, even before his graduation, he was already placing his work in national publications.

WWI registration:  Southampton, PA  Occupation: Leather colorist - The Leathersmith 212 N 13th street, Phila, PA   NOTE: under description of the person he writes: lost sight one eye.

1915 Philadelphia directory listed under "artists"  Winfield Lukens listed at 1721 Oxford, Philadelphia  Can only imagine that he maintained a studio at this address which is less than 15 miles away.

Died: 18 December, 1940.  Buried Southampton, Bucks, PA