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Exploring the Intimate: George Bellows's Family Portraits

M. Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum of Art, discusses Bellows' exploration of portraiture. Bellows originally hoped to make a living by creating grand portraits, but eventually moved towards more intimate, expressive pictures. His portraits of friends and family, especially his wife Emma Bellows, gradually become more intimate and psychological.

Presented January 27, 2013, in conjunction with the exhibition George Bellows, on view November 15, 2012–February 18, 2013

This program was made possible by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Collections, The American Wing (57)

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A Goddess Takes Aim
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Her Body in Motion
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A Timeless Replica
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Poised to Hear More
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Between Life and Death
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A Body Responds in Dance
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The Artist at Work
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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
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The Making of a Bronze Statue
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Murder at the Met
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The New American Wing Galleries
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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
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New American Wing Galleries
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The Electrotyping Process
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