Luke Vincent Lockwood was born 1 February 1872 to Luke A. Lockwood and his wife Mary Louise, née Lyons. Lockwood received his A.B. from Trinity College in 1893 and his law degree from New York Law School in 1895; he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1895. On 16 November 1897 he married the former Alice Gardner Burnell, with whom he had two children, Luke B. Lockwood, and Dr. Jane Lockwood. Luke Vincent Lockwood was active in the arts: he was president, 1916-1932, of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England; honorary life Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; director of the Fine Arts Association; trustee of the Antiquarian and Landmark Society; and held a number of other positions on committees and boards in the arts. Lockwood was a collector of art and antiquities; a sale of his and his wife's estate was held at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1954. Lockwood died on 23 January 1951, his wife in 1954.
The New York Times, 24 January 1951: 27 [obituary]