George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Published by George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
image: 13 7/8 x 19 3/8 in. (35.2 x 49.2 cm)
sheet: 18 15/16 x 25 11/16 in. (48.1 x 65.2 cm)
Purchase, Charles Z. Offin Art Fund, Inc. Gift, 1978
Not on view
This lively scene depicts the painter Robert Henri’s evening life class, intended for young men who held day jobs. After arriving in New York from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, in 1904, Bellows had immediately enrolled in Henri’s courses at the New York School of Art. In 1909, Henri left to establish his own art school in the building where Bellows had his studio, making it possible for the younger artist to walk down the hall to attend class.
The Model, Life Class
Signature: In lithograph at upper center: "Geo Bellows" In graphite at lower right: "Geo Bellows J.B.B."
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "George Bellows," June 10–October 8, 2012.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "George Bellows," November 14, 2012–February 18, 2013.
London. Royal Academy of Arts. "George Bellows," March 16–June 9, 2013.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection".