George Wesley Bellows, ‘Artists Judging Works of Art’, 1916, Print, Allinson Gallery, Inc
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Artists Judging Works of Art, 1916

29 × 33 1/2 × 1 in
73.7 × 85.1 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 52 + 1AP
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Bellows places a bottle with the word "proof" in the lower center of the image. The pun …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and annotated 'No. 25' in pencil by the artist.
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George Wesley Bellows
American, 1882–1925
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Ashcan school member George Bellows painted observant, grittily realistic images of early 20th-century urbanity. Though trained in America, he was interested in European art and helped organize the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. Bellows' portrayals of boxers and tenement dwellers were executed in a loose, somewhat impressionistic style, with bold brushstrokes, thick paint, and a muted color palette. He also painted members of his circle in portraits, as well as seascapes and landscapes of the Northeast. In his later works, Bellows explored more modern ideas of color and composition, before his unexpected death at the height of his prowess due to appendicitis complications.

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Bellows places a bottle with the word "proof" in the lower center of the image. The pun is on alcohol as well as a lithographic proof.

Bellows wrote, "The result of a young artist's first service on an official jury. For fear of offense none of the 'likenesses' will be painted out. They are …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and annotated 'No. 25' in pencil by the artist.
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George Wesley Bellows
American, 1882–1925
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Ashcan school member George Bellows painted observant, grittily realistic images of early 20th-century urbanity. Though trained in America, he was interested in European art and helped organize the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. Bellows' portrayals of boxers and tenement dwellers were executed in a loose, somewhat impressionistic style, with bold brushstrokes, thick paint, and a muted color palette. He also painted members of his circle in portraits, as well as seascapes and landscapes of the Northeast. In his later works, Bellows explored more modern ideas of color and composition, before his unexpected death at the height of his prowess due to appendicitis complications.

Artists Judging Works of Art, 1916

29 × 33 1/2 × 1 in
73.7 × 85.1 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 52 + 1AP
.
Location
Storrs
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