Retrospective of George Bellows features best of U.S. artist

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility form a new retrospective of the works of George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition, which includes 120 works by the man who was regarded as one of America’s finest artists when he died at the age of 42 in 1925, opens on Thursday and runs through February 18. “He was a painter’s painter and a printmaker’s printmaker,” said Barbara Weinberg, the museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture. …

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