Lucas Gruenther captures the love of life, nature and humanity through his dynamic photography. Lucas, an Air Force F-16 Viper pilot lost his life in a night training mission over the Adriatic Sea in Italy in January of 2013, he was 32 years old. Lucas’ legacy continues within his amazing photographs and his beautiful daughter Serene born 10 days after his tragic death.

Major Lucas Gruenther was the grandson of Tulare Hero, Bob Mathias. In honor of both Lucas and Bob, the show will be held in Tulare, California at the Tulare Historical Mueseum.

All proceeds benefit the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation, formed to provide scholarships to exceptional individuals who embody Luc’s spirit and love for life. By supporting his legacy foundation you help ensure that Luc and how he lived is never forgotten.

To learn more about Lucas and the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation please visit

Please join us for an opening reception with Major Lucas Gruenther’s family on April 8th 5-7pm.

Show runs April 8th – July 9th, 2016

Museum hours:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-4pm
3rd Sunday of month 12:30-4pm