H. Barbara Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
By the time George Bellows died at age forty-two, he was deemed one of the greatest artists America had yet produced. Between 1905 and 1925, he enlisted a vigorous realist style to portray New York City's sites and characters, Maine's rugged coast, the atrocities of World War I, friends and family, and other distinctive subjects. Bellows' paintings, drawings, and prints are intensely American and yet linked to European works that he studied here at home—at the Metropolitan Museum, for example—rather than by going abroad. These two lectures, held in conjunction with the exhibition
, explore Bellows' accomplishments in the context of his time and in relation to those of his contemporaries. George Bellows
This series is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.
Bellows Beyond the City
Above: George Bellows (American, 1882–1925).
, 1916. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of The Chester Dale Collection, 1954 (54.196.3) The Red Vine, Matinicus Island, Maine
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