Theodore Lukits (1897-1992): Jonathan Club Artist Life Member

People who are interested in Jonathan Club and Los Angeles history will have heard of the artist Theodore Lukits, but many new visitors may not know his name. This is a pity, as he was a brilliant and multi-talented fine artist who became the sixth Life Artist Member of the Club. Thanks to the Jonathan Art Foundation’s founder, Paul Chevalier, Lukits left a large part of his estate to JAF in 1990. If the Depression had not started just as he was entering his creative peak, it is likely that he would be far better known today. Lukits was a child prodigy who came to the US from Transylvania in 1899. After classical art training at the Chicago Art Institute, he came to LA in 1921 after encourag

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