George Wesley Bellows, ‘Hungry Dogs, First Stone’, 1916, Thomas French Fine Art

Edition: At least 16.

One of Bellows' earliest attempts at lithography and based on a drawing of 1907. Early New York city images such as this placed Bellows firmly in the "Ashcan School."

Signature: Signed and titled in pencil by the artist "No. 2"

From the Estate of the Artist

About George Wesley Bellows

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.

American, 1882-1925, Columbus, OH, United States, based in New York, NY, United States