George Wesley Bellows, ‘Portrait of Judge Peter Olney’, 1914, Painting, Oil on canvas, Doyle
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Portrait of Judge Peter Olney, 1914

Oil on canvas
52 × 38 in
132.1 × 96.5 cm
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Doyle
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Signed Geo. Bellows (lr); Inscribed Judge Peter Olney # 1 , Harvard Club , and Geo Bellows on the stretcher
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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Signed Geo. Bellows (lr); Inscribed Judge Peter Olney # 1 , Harvard Club , and Geo Bellows on the stretcher
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.

Portrait of Judge Peter Olney, 1914

Oil on canvas
52 × 38 in
132.1 × 96.5 cm
Bidding closed
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