Saturday, December 1, 2012

George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, 28 November 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).

From 15 November 2012 to 18 February 2013 will be held the first comprehensive retrospective, in nearly half a century, of American artist George Bellows (1882-1925) at the MET. His famous and powerful depictions of boxing matches and scenes of New York City as well as painted city landscapes, seascapes, war scenes and portraits will be exhibited. The total of the works exhibited is 120 and the exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist’s career since 1966.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the Peter Sharp Foundation. It was organised by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Even though he died young (42 years old) he was one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation. Paintings and prints by Bellows are part of the collections of major American art museums such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, in Rochester New York, the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Hyde Collection, in Glens Falls, New York.

Link to Article here

One of my Favorite artists, George Bellows is also part of a group show currently at the Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale.  'Return to the Ashcan' is a group show of the famous Ashcan artists that will be on view on the Musem's Glackens Galleries. George Luks, William Glackens, John Sloan, Everett Shinn, Guy Pène du Bois and of course George Bellows were leaders of the group and their works are included in this stunning exhibition of paintings and works on paper.  The show runs from October 20, 2012 until February 24, 2013.  GL

More on 'Return to the Ashcan' here

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