August 13, 1867
George Luks (pronounced Lewks) is born.
New York City is his muse, inspiring him with subjects like immigrant families and underground sporting events–unpolished, active figures that require a faster painting approach. He is a member of the Ashcan School, named after the metal garbage can, so-called because of these gritty inspirations that are unappealing to traditional art galleries and collectors.
An alcoholic, he dies after a bar fight in 1933 in New York City.