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 George Wesley Bellows

George Wesley Bellows

Birth
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 8 Jan 1925 (aged 42)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 24, Lot 478/479
Memorial ID 75 · View Source
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Artist. He was a realist painter-lithographer noted for his paintings of action scenes, expressive portraits and seascapes. While attending Ohio State University, he started by providing illustrations for the school's student yearbook, then relocated to New York in 1904, to study at the New york School of Art. By 1908, he had his own studio and achieved notice for artwork which depicted urban New York scenes and sports events. In 1919, he was teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago and displayed an increasingly programmatic and theoretical approach to color and design. By the early 1920s, he made significant contributions to lithography, helping to expand the use of the medium as a fine art in the U.S. His paintings and prints are in the collections of many major American art museums to include the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the White House, The Hyde Collection, Museum of Art New York and many more. He died of appendicitis at age 42. In December 1999, his painting "Polo Crowd" (1910) was sold to billionaire Bill Gates for $27.5 million.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Wesley Bellows (12 Aug 1882–8 Jan 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .