John Lucas(1807-1874), Portrait painter
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Artist associated with 32 portraits
John Lucas, portrait painter, began his career as an apprentice to mezzotint engraver Samuel William Reynolds. When his tenure with Reynolds ended in the late 1820s, Lucas established a practice as a painter. He exhibited his first portrait at the Royal Academy in 1828 and thereafter gained fame as a fashionable society portraitist. Lucas often exhibited his works publicly, showing ninety-six portraits at the Royal Academy from 1828 to the time of his death.
- John Seymour Lucas (nephew)
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