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Lusk, Marie Kopal (Died on 13 Dec 1929)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Dec 1929, p. 31, column 1

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Mrs. Marie Koupal Lusk, pioneer Chicago artist and mother of Milan Lusk, violinist, died at her home, 810 Michigan avenue, Wilmette, Friday, December 13, after an illness of two years. She was 67 years old, and had been a resident of Wilmette since 1907.

Mrs. Lusk was born in Czecho-Slovakia in 1862 and came to Chicago with her parents in 1867. While attending the public schools of Chicago she showed talent in drawing and drew the attention of a Mr. Carpenter, of the Chicago Art Institute, then known as the Chicago Art school.

In 1880 Mrs. Lusk was sent to New York, where she studied at the Art Students’ league under William M. Chase. She also studied at the Academy of Design in New York, and won the Suydam medal there in 1880 for the best drawing from life.

Following her studies in New York Mrs. Lusk was sent to Paris, where she studied in 1882 and 1883 under one of the leading masters, Brozik. Her paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon.

Returning to this country in 1884 she married Charles Lusk, who is today one of the oldest practicing Bohemian lawyers in Chicago. Mrs. Lusk continued her painting work after her marriage and from 1884 to 1924 exhibited at the Chicago Art institute. She has also exhibited on the north shore many times.

Mrs. Lusk is better known to the older generation of artists. She was the founder of the Ladies' Bohemian Arts club in Chicago.

Surviving her are her husband and three sons, Milan Lusk violinist, George Lusk, professor at the University of California, who is now on a leave of absence, and Charles B. Lusk, of Wilmette. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the funeral chapel at 1610 Maple avenue, Evanston. Burial followed at the Bohemian National cemetery.

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20 Dec 1929
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13 Dec 1929
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Lusk, Marie Kopal (Died on 13 Dec 1929)