The Powerful Hand of George Bellows: Drawings from the Boston Public Library
A key figure in early twentieth-century American art, George Bellows captured the atmosphere of modern life in America at street level—its smell, its taste, its grit, and its excitement. This exhibition presents a selection of his drawings—both studies and finished works—that evoke the first blush of his quick-witted line on paper, together with a small number of lithographs that flesh out his achievement. The Milwaukee Art Museum will highlight the ten works by Bellows in its Collection, including the painting The Sawdust Trail (1916), as well as several rare prints. Visit the online store to purchase the exhibition catalog.
- George Wesley Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo, 1923–24. Lithograph. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Philip Pinsof, Chicago M1956.28. Photo by John R. Glembin.