Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992) Traditon and Innovation (Part II of II) by Jeffrey Morseburg, California Art Club Newsletter, December 1998
Although the renowned artists Alphonse Mucha I Igbo—r939) and Edwin Blashfield ii848-193 6) inspired Lukits to dream of important mural commissions, Lukits realized that he needed to establish himself as a professional painter before he could hope to garner ambitious commissions. He began his artistic career at the age of seventeen, initially working as an illustrator for regional publications in the Midwest. Eventually, he created illustrations for prestigious national magazines including, Saturday Evening Post, Colliers. and Harpers.