Synopses & Reviews
George W. Bellows was among the most popular artists of the Ashcan School, a brilliant group of realist painters and illustrators whose bold technique and gritty subject matter embodied the vibrancy, vitality, and variety of the booming early 20th-century American cities. While many books cover Bellows' paintings, few focus on his lithographs, an art form in which he excelled and an understanding of which is crucial to a full appreciation of his work. This handsome new volume is an original selection of 88 of his best lithographs depicting a wide array of subjects, from portraits and nudes to street life and prize fighting. Brilliantly executed and richly evocative, these prints display all the qualities that have earned Bellows an enduring place among the major artists of his epoch. Just as powerful and exciting as his paintings, the lithographs have never before been showcased in such a beautifully produced, moderately priced book. Art lovers and art students will find this a very appealing volume. Dover original selection of 88 lithographs. Introduction.
This handsome volume is an original selection of Bellow's best lithographs depicting a wide array of subjects, from portraits and nudes to street life and prize fighting. Brilliantly executed, richly evocative works include Nude in a Bed, Evening, In the Subway, Dempsey Through the Ropes, and Base Hospital.