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.