"The Feud Series" by David Lucas is based on historical events in Letcher County, Ky. As a boy growing up, Lucas accompanied his grandfather to the post office where he listened to old timers talk about local feuds and "bad men." After visiting the site of the violent Mullins Massacre several times, Lucas mind began to fill with images of the historic local conflicts. The self-taught Letcher County artist expresses these images in his depiction of the true events that occurred in Eastern Kentucky near the turn of the century. His paintings, 21 in total, chronicle the people, places, and circumstances of the feuds in his native county.
Lucas's "Feud Series" is on display at The Filson in the second floor program room. Stop by any time Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm to view the exhibit and tour the Ferguson Mansion for free.