George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)

Oil on plywood
40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower right by Emma Story Bellows): Geo Bellows/ ESB

  • Provenance

    the artist (1917–d. 1925; his estate); his widow, Emma S. Bellows; [H. V. Allison & Co., New York]

  • Exhibition History

    San Francisco. Hill Tolerton Gallery. 1917.

    Oakland, Calif. Oakland Art Gallery. "George Bellows Exhibition of Lithographs and Paintings," September 15–30, 1917.

    New York. National Academy of Design. "Winter Exhibition," December 15, 1917–January 13, 1918, no. 148.

    Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "113th Annual Exhibition," February 3–March 24, 1918.

    Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Vassar College. 1919.

    Erie, Penn. location unknown. 1919.

    Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. "Paintings by George Bellows," September 11–October 5, 1919, no. 9.

    New York. Montross Gallery. "Paintings and Drawings by George Bellows," December 3–31, 1921, no. 1.

    Pittsburgh. Carnegie Institute. "Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by George W. Bellows," February 26–March 31, 1923, no. 28.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "George W. Bellows Memorial Exhibition," October 12–November 22, 1925, no. 28.

    Columbus Museum of Art. "Thirty six Paintings by George Bellows," October 3–November 6, 1940.

    New York. H. V. Allison & Co. "Nine Paintings by George Bellows," February 24–March 29, 1941.

    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "George Bellows: A Retrospective Exhibition," January 19–February 24, 1957, no. 33.

    Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. "Paintings by George Bellows," March 21–April 21, 1957, no. 37.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Three Centuries of American Painting," April 9–October 17, 1965, unnumbered cat.

  • References

    Emma S. Bellows. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York, 1929, pl. 70.

    J[osephine]. L. A[llen]. "Notes: Padre by George W. Bellows." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 36 (June 1941), p. 142, ill.

    Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 40, ill.

    Patricia Janis Broder. The American West: The Modern Vision. Boston, 1984, p. 71, ill. p. 73.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History