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George Bellows : An Artist in Action

Haverstock, Mary Sayre

Published by Merrell Publishers Limited / Columbus Museum of Art, London - Columbus, 2007
ISBN 10: 1858943930 / ISBN 13: 9781858943930
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Title: George Bellows : An Artist in Action

Publisher: Merrell Publishers Limited / Columbus Museum of Art, London - Columbus

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


160 pp. 75 colour illustrations and numerous b/w illustrations. Monograph on early twentieth century artist and illustrator George Bellows (1882-1925), a student of Robert Henri and a member of the New York 'Ashcan School'. Includes bibliography and index. Internally clean without marks or additions. Brown paper covered boards and colour illustrated dustjacket protected by clear plastic bookwrap. A large heavy book, due to weight (1.2 kg /2.64 lbs + packaging) additional shipping charges are required. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008912

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Synopsis: A prolific and progressive painter known for his dynamic representations of American life, George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925) worked for a time as a semi-professional baseball player after leaving his native Columbus, Ohio, to study at the New York School of Art under Robert Henri. A leading member of the Ashcan school of artists (see opposite), Bellows was a master of realism, noted for his vivid brush strokes and his canvases full of motion. Widely celebrated for his technical brilliance, at the age of twenty-seven he became one of the youngest artists ever to be elected to the National Academy of Design. This beautifully produced book includes Bellows's signature paintings of urban life, a selection of portraits, his lesser-known landscapes and his brilliant portrayals of prizefighters and other athletes in action. The images are accompanied by a lively text that offers new insights into the life and times of this important artist.

About the Author: Mary Sayre Haverstock, former Director of the Ohio Artists Project, is an affiliate scholar at Oberlin College, Ohio. Her publications include Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900 (2000)

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