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Samuel Knopf

Artist:
George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Date:
1922
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
39 11/16 x 31 7/8 in. (100.8 x 81 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfred A. Knopf, 1964
Accession Number:
64.158
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Geo Bellows
the sitter, New York (commissioned by his son, Alfred A. Knopf, in 1922 – probably until d. 1932); his son, Alfred A. Knopf, New York (probably 1932–64; his gift to MMA)

Quincy, Ill. Quincy Art Center. "American Masters: Art Students League," October 8–29, 1967, no. 2.

Art Students League of New York. "American Masters: Art Students League," November 12–December 3, 1967, no. 2.

Jonesboro. School of Fine Arts, Arkansas State College. "American Masters: Art Students League," January 21–February 12, 1968, no. 2.

West Palm Beach. Norton Gallery and School of Fine Art. "American Masters: Art Students League," February 25–March 17, 1968, no. 2.

Abilene, Tex. Abilene Fine Arts Museum. "American Masters: Art Students League," March 31–April 21, 1968, no. 2.

Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. "American Masters: Art Students League," May 5-26, 1978, no. 2.

Austin, Tex. Laguna Gloria Art Museum. "American Masters: Art Students League," June 9–30, 1968, no. 2.

Jacksonville, Fla. Cummer Gallery of Art. "American Masters: Art Students League," August 18–October 13, 1968, no. 2.

Emma S. Bellows. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York, 1929, pl. 118, lists it in the collection of Samuel Knopf, New York.

Charles H. Morgan. George Bellows: "Painter of America". New York, 1965, p. 254, states that this portrait, painted in March 1922, pleased the subject.

George Oppenheimer. The View from the Sixties: Memories of a Spent Life. New York, 1966, p. 46.

Stuart Feld. American Masters: Art Students League. Exh. cat., American Federation of Arts. New York, 1967, pp. 19, 28–29, no. 2, ill., notes that it was painted on the occasion of the sitter's sixtieth birthday and required three sittings.



A study for this painting is also in the MMA collection (64.316).
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