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George Wesley Bellows, ‘Tennis at Newport’, 1919, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
George Wesley Bellows, ‘Tennis at Newport’, 1919, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Tennis at Newport, 1919

Oil on canvas
40 × 43 1/4 in
101.6 × 109.9 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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.

George Wesley Bellows, ‘Tennis at Newport’, 1919, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
George Wesley Bellows, ‘Tennis at Newport’, 1919, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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.

Tennis at Newport, 1919

Oil on canvas
40 × 43 1/4 in
101.6 × 109.9 cm
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