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George Bellows: An Artist in Action
A leading member of the Ashcan school of artists, George Bellows (1882-1925) was a master of realism, noted for his vivid brush strokes and his canvasses full of motion. This book includes his signature paintings of urban life, a selection of portraits, his lesser-known landscapes and his portrayals of prizefighters and other athletes in action.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Merrell Publishers
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One of the most important artists in the history of American Art, George Bellows switched from impressionist art imitations and brought art into the 20th Century by painting hardcore images of tenements, slum dwellers, and good old American boxing matches. His Dempsey and Firpo paintings are the stuff of legend, the pugs rendered like Francis Bacon raw meat hangings bashing the shit out of each other. One of the best art books in my collection, yessir.