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George Bellows, Master Realist—A Lecture Series

Tennis at Newport

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 George Bellows, explore Bellows' accomplishments in the context of his time and in relation to those of his contemporaries.

This series is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Bellows and New York

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Bellows Beyond the City

Two Tuesdays at 11:00: $40

Above: George Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Tennis at Newport, 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.121)

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