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George Wesley Bellows

American painter and lithographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Bellows studied with Robert Henri at the New York School of Art, directed by William Merrit Chase. He initially resided at the YMCA of 57th Street, and the urban landscape of New York and its inhabitants were the main subjects of his works. He is probably best known for his gritty images of prizefighters in the ring, painted in a tonal palette with broad brushstrokes, evoking the tawdry underworld of prizefighting clubs at the turn of the century. Bellows was associated with the Ashcan School of painting and helped organize the Armory Show of 1913.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500003261.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to George Wesley Bellows:

George Wesley Bellows Electrocution, 1917 Lithograph on thin wove paper
George Wesley Bellows Tennis Tournament (Tennis), 1921 Lithograph on chine collé
George Wesley Bellows Portrait of Mrs. R. (Mrs. Walter Richter), 1923 Lithograph on thin wove paper
George Wesley Bellows Punchinello in the House of Death, 1923 Lithograph on wove paper
George Wesley Bellows The Christ of the Wheel, 1923 Lithograph on wove paper
George Wesley Bellows Amour, 1923 Lithograph on thin wove paper
George Wesley Bellows Riverfront, 1923-1924 Lithograph on wove paper
George Wesley Bellows Sixteen East Gay Street, 1924 Lithograph on wove paper
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