The Photographic, Painting and Sketch Permanent Collection Review

National Gallery of Art

Dec. 30, 2027, 12:00 am

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George Bellows was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University until 1904. While in college he played on the school baseball and basketball teams, where he was pursued to join professional baseball. Instead he left Ohio State in 1904, just before graduation and moved to New York to study art.

Bellows worked as a commercial illustrator while a student and after school continued assignments for throughout his life. When George Bellows died at the age of forty-two in 1925, he was considered to be the greatest artists America had yet produced. The National Gallery of Art presents the first complete exhibition of Bellows’ brief career in thirty years. The show includes 130 paintings, drawings, and lithographs of his work that range from landscapes of the New England area to powerful figure paintings of boxers and the immigrant street life of New York. Provided is the most complete account of his Life’s work to date and will introduce Bellows to new generations.

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