Met Museum Lecture: George Bellows

Date: Dec 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Public Library

George Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Stag at Sharkey's, 1909. Oil on canvas; 36 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (92.1 x 122.6 cm). Cleveland Museum of Art

Join us for a Metropolitan Museum lecture on the upcoming exhibition of paintings by George Bellows, an important member of the group of early 20th-century American artists that came to be called the Ashcan School.

Bellows is best known today for his dynamic paintings of boxing matches.  But in a career cut short by his early death at age 42, Bellows produced a prodigious amount of work on a great variety of other subjects including the tenements and working poor of his adopted city New York, excavations for the building of Penn Station, polo and tennis matches at wealthy resorts, seascapes of Maine, and moving images of the horrors of World War I.  This illustrated talk will offer a preview of the major retrospective of the artist’s career that will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in November.

Photo: George Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Stag at Sharkey’s, 1909. Oil on canvas; 36 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (92.1 x 122.6 cm). Cleveland Museum of Art. www.metmuseum.org


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